For over four decades, medical experts questioned the connection between cancer of the reproductive system in women and the use of talcum powder. Numerous studies linked talcum powder use with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. However, Johnson & Johnson continued to market its Shower to Shower and Baby Powder as safe products to use for feminine hygiene.
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Johnson & Johnson has aggressively defended claims and lawsuits alleging that its products can cause ovarian cancer. The company continues to defend lawsuits related to Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Shower to Shower products. It is likely to continue denying claims of wrongdoing as it fights talcum powder lawsuits.
Our Boston personal injury lawyers are familiar with the facts and studies linking talcum powder to ovarian cancer.
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The main ingredient in talcum powder is talc. Talc is a naturally occurring mineral made from silicon, hydrogen, magnesium, and oxygen.
Talc is a very soft mineral It is easy to grind into fine particles for use in cosmetics, food products, pharmaceuticals, and talcum powder.
However, since the 1960s, there have been suggestions and health studies pointing to a possible link between the use of talc powders in the genital area and an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. A possible answer could be the asbestos contained in talc. If talc is not mined and processed correctly, it can contain asbestos.
Asbestos is a classified human carcinogen by:
The IARC states there is sufficient evidence to link asbestos exposure to mesothelioma, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer.
Talcum powder products sold in the United States since the 1970s should be free of asbestos. However, there is a concern that talcum powder applied to the genitals or used on sanitary pads, condoms, or diaphragms can make its way through a woman’s reproductive system into her fallopian tubes and ovaries.
There is much debate whether the use of talcum powder increases a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer or other reproductive cancers. However, talc particles have been found embedded in the tissues of ovarian tumors. At the very least, talcum powder particles may cause inflammation, catalyzing ovarian cancer development.
As research continues, the evidence linking talcum powder products to an increased risk of ovarian cancer may grow.
Class action lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson claiming the company is liable under numerous causes of action related to talcum powder and ovarian cancers. The lawsuits seek compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
Claims made against Johnson & Johnson in talcum powder lawsuits include, but are not limited to:
Other companies that provide talc products have been named in lawsuits, including Colgate-Palmolive. If consumers prove their claims, the companies named in the lawsuits could be liable for their monetary losses. The could be made to pay for physical injuries, and emotional/mental suffering.
If you believe that your ovarian cancer was caused by talcum powder use, contact Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP, to schedule a free consultation with one of our Boston talcum powder attorneys. Our attorneys review your case and provide legal guidance free of charge.