Health organizations, doctors, and medical researchers are warning consumers that talcum powder may be linked with ovarian cancer. Women nationwide are filing lawsuits based on allegations that Johnson & Johnson and other makers of talc powder products knowingly failed to provide ovarian cancer warnings on its products.
The experienced product liability and injury attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. are actively investigating claims related to talcum powder’s link with ovarian cancer. If you or someone you love developed ovarian cancer after using a talcum powder product, please contact us to receive a case evaluation. All initial consultations are free, confidential, and carry no obligation. Because deadlines apply to filing a talcum powder cancer claim, we recommend contacting us at your earliest convenience.
Juries across the country have awarded plaintiffs in talcum powder cancer lawsuits billions of dollars in combined damages as compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Although The Cochran Firm, D.C. was not involved in the following cases, our office is currently representing dozens of plaintiffs in talc ovarian cancer lawsuits.
Companies like Johnson & Johnson, Imerys Talc, and Colgate-Palmolive are facing 9,000 talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits across the country brought by victims who claim these companies knew about the dangers of its products but did nothing to warn consumers. In many of the cases listed above, juries chose to award substantial amounts of punitive damages to punish the defendants for especially reckless behavior.
In addition to ovarian cancer, talc has been linked to mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that commonly affects the lungs. Plaintiffs allege Johnson & Johnson manufactured their Baby Powder with asbestos-contaminated talc. Both talc and asbestos are naturally occurring minerals and are often found side by side, which can lead to cross contamination if manufacturers do not take proper precautions.
Yes. A federal jury in South Dakota found that a woman’s use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to her ovarian cancer. The plaintiff in this case (not represented by The Cochran Firm, D.C.) stated she applied talcum powder on her perineum after showering each day for more than 20 years.
A class action lawsuit has additionally been filed in federal court in California over Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and its potential link with ovarian cancer. Medical studies have found that using talc-based baby powder on female genitals may increase a woman’s ovarian cancer risk by 33%. The class action lawsuit alleges that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the risk but failed to warn consumers, putting them at risk of developing cancer.
Have medical studies and health organizations linked talcum powder with a higher risk of cancer?
A Harvard Medical School study funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health found that women who use talc powder have as much as a 40% higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. Those who used talc powder daily had a significantly higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.
The American Cancer Society states that women concerned about talc powder’s cancer link may use cornstarch-based powder to avoid this risk. Additionally, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has classified the use of talcum powder on genitals as a possible carcinogen.
The experienced team of product liability lawyers of The Cochran Firm, D.C. are actively evaluating legal claims associated with talcum powder’s alleged link with cancer. If you or someone you love developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, please contact us at 202-682-5800 to receive a free consultation. All inquiries are completely confidential. Because time limits apply to filing a talcum powder claim, we recommend getting in touch at your earliest convenience. The Cochran Firm, D.C. is accepting claims nationwide for talcum powder-associated ovarian cancer cases.
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