Talcum powder used by hundreds of thousands of women may be responsible for causing an increased risk of Ovarian Cancer. Recently, a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit was filed as a class action against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in California federal court. This lawsuit claims that J & J’s baby powder / talcum powder products can significantly increase the risk of ovarian cancer when used by women for personal hygiene.
According to cancer studies, women who used baby /talcum powder in their genital areas were at a 33% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer when compared to women who did not use the products on their genitals. The only warnings on many of the baby powder and talc powder is to keep the powder away from the eyes, avoid inhaling it, and to use it only externally.
Evidence shows that Johnson & Johnson knew as early as the early 1980’s. Sixteen years later, the American Cancer Society warned that a new study showed that women who used the powder more frequently and over longer periods of time were at greater risk of ovarian cancer from talc-based baby and body powders.
If you or a loved one used talcum powder, baby or body powders that contained talc and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, then you may have a right to file a personal injury lawsuit for the injuries and losses that you have suffered. You may be legally entitled to financial compensation.