Talcum Powder Use Has Been Linked To Cancer
Since 1971, more than 20 credible research studies have linked talcum powder to cancer. A more recent analysis of several studies found that women who have used talc powder were over 30% more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
Repeated use of talcum powder is currently linked to two types of cancer:
- Ovarian Cancer
- Mesothelioma (A rare form of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of tissues that covers the majority of the lungs.)
- Fallopian tube cancer
- Borderline serous tumors
- Borderline mucinous tumors
If you used talc powder and developed cancer, it is in your best interest to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney about filing a talcum powder lawsuit.
A report by Reuters in late 2018 revealed that Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its baby powder products were contaminated by asbestos, a mineral known to cause cancer, but the company failed to publicly disclose that information.
Johnson & Johnson vigorously denied the allegations in a statement on its website and called the story an “absurd conspiracy theory.” The company continues to defend its baby powder as “safe and asbestos-free.” Johnson & Johnson powders are still being sold today.
On Oct. 18, 2019, Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary recall for one lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration test found trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination.
Companies named in lawsuits include Johnson & Johnson, Vanderbilt Minerals, Colgate-Palmolive and Imerys Talc America. Johnson & Johnson faces the largest number of talc cancer claims.
Juries have returned billions of dollars in verdicts for plaintiffs, and lawsuits continue to pour in. Most settlements so far have been with individual plaintiffs for undisclosed amounts.
What Talcum Powders Have Been Implicated In Cancer Lawsuits?
- Johnson’s Baby Powder
- Shower to Shower
- Gold Bond No Mess Power Spray
- Gold Bond Body Powder
- Gold Bond Extra Strength Body Powder
Individuals who’ve used talc-containing products and developed mesothelioma are also eligible to file a lawsuit. These products can be cosmetic, such as baby powder, or industrial, such as clay, chalk, paper, crayons, pottery, joint compounds and adhesives.
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- Must have used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower talcum powder for 4+ years continuously in the general area
- Must be diagnosed with ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, or endometroid ovarian cancer
- Must have been diagnosed in 2009 or later
- Must have used talcum powder before menopause
Do You Qualify for Compensation From A Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
Our skilled personal injury attorneys are investigating cases and filing class-action lawsuits for those who have been diagnosed with cancer following regular talcum or baby powder use.