According to Bloomberg, researchers discovered a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer nearly 45 years ago, yet Johnson & Johnson did almost nothing about it. This lack of action included, most importantly, a failure to acknowledge and inform consumers. Furthermore, the failure to warn resulted in an estimated $374 million in 2014 from talcum product sales. Johnson & Johnson has repeatedly denied this link for decades although their Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Powder have contained talc for as long as they’ve been available.
How Talcum Powder causes harm
Talc is a soft mineral that can be ground into a fine powder to absorb moisture. However, various studies have shown that talc can cause serious side effects for women who have used the product on their genital area. Research shows that women who have regularly used talcum powder on their genital area may have an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer.
With regular use, small particles of the powder may travel through the uterus and fallopian tubes and embed in the ovaries and cause ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is also particularly dangerous because detection is difficult. Talcum powder has been used by millions of women over the years to stay dry and feel fresh in the genital region without knowing the serious risks that exist with regard to the development of ovarian cancer.
Count on Mooney
There have been successful jury awards across the nation in talcum powder and cancer related cases. If you or a loved one have suffered ovarian cancer and have used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower to Shower Powder on a regular basis, please get in contact with us immediately.
We are actively investigating these cases and will be glad to speak with you to determine if a lawsuit can be filed on your behalf to compensate you and your family for all of your injuries and suffering. We stand ready to assist you in your time of need and you know you can Count on Mooney, whatever your legal need.
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