Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer ?
Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder, such as baby powder and Shower to Shower, have been household staples for decades and millions of women have used them for female hygiene purposes on a regular basis. However it has recently been revealed that there is a significant correlation between the perennial use of talcum products and ovarian cancer.
And according to news reports, Johnson & Johnson knew for the past decade that the continued use of talc baby powder significantly increases the risk of ovarian cancer but did not warn consumers.
In a 2018 landmark case, a jury awarded $4.7 billion to 22 women and their families who stated that the asbestos found in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contributed to their diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Recently, a woman in California who claimed Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder lead to her developing mesothelioma was awarded $29 million.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and were a consistent user of products containing talcum powder, call Mooney Law right away to see if you have a case. You didn’t deserve ovarian cancer. But you may deserve compensation for the harm it caused.
What Products are involved ?
Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower
What is Shower to Shower ?
Shower to Shower is a deodorizing product containing talcum powder that is intended to be used all over the body to combat moisture and maintain smooth skin. For decades, it has been sold and marketed as a safe and effective product.
What is Talc ?
Talc is a naturally-occurring mineral made up of a variety of elements including magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Talc in powder form has been used to help combat moisture, avoid friction, and prevent rashes. It is widely used in cosmetic products including baby powder, and adult body and facial powders.
Who Might have been affected ?
Any female who used products containing talcum powder for female hygiene purposes or in their genital area and have subsequently developed and been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Link to Ovarian Cancer
Talc, in its natural form, contains asbestos which is a well known and documented carcinogen. Therefore, talc products regularly used in the genital area could increase the risk of ovarian cancer if the powder were to travel through the vagina, uterus and Fallopian tubes to the ovaries.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
The most common symptoms of ovarian cancer include:
- Pelvic or abdominal (belly) pain
- Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary symptoms such as urgency (always feeling like you have to go) or frequency (having to go often)
Additional symptoms may include:
- Fatigue (extreme tiredness)
- Upset stomach
- Back pain
- Pain during sex
- Changes in a woman’s period, such as heavier bleeding than normal or irregular bleeding
- Abdominal (belly) swelling with weight loss
To learn more about symptoms, early detection, and staging please visit https://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovarian-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/signs-and-symptoms.html
What Should I Do ?
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and were a frequent user of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, call Mooney Law right away to protect your rights. Thousands of lawsuits have already been filed and we are here to help you.