Talcum Powder Studies Show a Link Between Talc Powder & Ovarian Cancer

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If you or someone you love developed cancer after using a talcum powder product, you may have the right to seek compensation. Since 1999, the American Cancer Society has maintained that talc—and products containing talc—could lead to serious illness. Today, studies show that women who have used talc powder are one-third more likely to develop certain forms of cancer, including ovarian cancer and fallopian tube cancer.

If you’ve been affected, do not hesitate to contact the talcum powder lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP today at (888) 493-1629 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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We're equipped to face off against companies such as the following:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Clubman Pinaud Talc
  • Nivea Pure Talc
  • McKesson Baby Powder
  • Gold Bond Medicated Powder
  • Shower to Shower

Ovarian Cancer Cases Linked to the Use of Talcum Powder

Studies show that talcum powder is linked to fatal ovarian cancer, which thousands of women suffer from annually. The devastating link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder was first discovered in the early 1970s. Various research and tests suggested talc particles would enter through the vaginal opening, move into the uterus and cervix, and continue migrating through the fallopian tubes until they reached the ovaries. After performing in-depth investigations, researchers found talcum powder particles in the ovarian tissues of multiple women.

Years later, a professor at Harvard University who also served as a doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, conducted and published a study that stated women increased their chances of developing ovarian cancer by three times when using talc powder products near the genitals.

Since then, additional research has been conducted, many of which suggest a significant increase in risks for ovarian cancer occurrences among talc powder users. Still, Johnson & Johnson, along with many other companies, continue to oppose any proof and research that link cancer to talc use. Consequently, many of these products continue to remain on store shelves—many of which are also left without restrictions or warnings.

Cancer-Causing Agents Found in Talcum Powder

Talcum is primarily made using oxygen, silicon, and magnesium. Once combined, this substance is ground into a powder and is often used to absorb moisture and reduce uncomfortable amounts of friction. As a result, many people use this product to prevent rashes and to keep specific areas of the body dry. While this product can be useful for such reasons, this product can become extremely dangerous and, in the worst cases, fatal if the product is used near the genitals. Research has shown that these harmful agents can become trapped in the ovaries, resulting in serious inflammation, which can contribute to the growth of ovarian cancer cells. According to the Cancer Prevention Research Journal, when using a talc-based powder on or near the genitals, a woman increases her chances of ovarian cancer by 41%.

The History of Talcum Powder Lawsuits

According to a wide range of sources, roughly 1,700 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for failing to acknowledge and address the links between ovarian cancer and Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Shower-to-Shower products, both of which contain talc powder. Additionally, most claims report that Johnson & Johnson also failed to provide an adequate warning regarding the dangers of using their products.

In one case, a woman, 63 years old, used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder product for more than 40 years until she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Medical records and evidence suggest that, as a result, the woman now face an 80% chance of dying in the next two years. As of now, she has undergone radiation, surgical procedures, and chemotherapy.

When her case concluded, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $2,500,000 for medical expenses and pain and suffering costs as well as an additional $65,000,000 in punitive damages. Additionally, Imerys Talc America, the talc supplier, was ordered to pay $2,500,000 in exemplary damages. After three hours of deliberation, the verdict was returned, and the woman was awarded more than $70,000,000.

At Arnold & Itkin, Clients Come First. We Are Committed to Justice.

If you or a loved one has developed ovarian cancer and believe talc-based powders may have contributed to the development of your condition, it is urgent that you get in touch with our talcum powder attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP right away. Our team has the skills and knowledge to fight for your rights. Backed by hundreds of victories worth more than $1 million, we know what it takes to fight for the outcome you deserve.

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If you would like to speak with a member of our team about your case, do not wait to call us. We can provide you with a 100% free case evaluation where we can examine the details of your case and determine which legal strategies can best protect your future. In every case, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you do not pay a single penny unless we win. If you think you have a claim, now is the time to reach out to a legal representative. If you believe that a manufacturer negligently failed to warn you, get in touch with Arnold & Itkin LLP now.

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