Talcum Powder

Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower

Talcum powder related cancer deaths result in $72 million and $55 million verdicts.

Since 1970, numerous studies have been performed to determine if there was a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Twenty of these studies have linked cancer to talcum powder. In 2003 a further analysis of 16 of those studies determined that ovarian cancer was 33% more likely in women that used talcum powder. Evidence continues to show that talcum powder from feminine hygiene products causes at least 2200 new cases of ovarian cancer each year.

Johnson & Johnson, the company that produces the popular Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products, was aware of the risks of talcum powder causing ovarian cancer since at least 1982, yet failed to alert their customers of any such risk.

We're working with part of the team that obtained the $72 million and $55 million verdicts against the manufacturer. If you've been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after the long term use of baby powder for feminine hygiene call us now to see if you're entitled to compensation, and a free consultation.

How it Causes Cancer and Why We Are Suing

Over 10% of ovarian cancers are caused by talc in baby powder. Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and shower to shower, used for feminine hygiene (typically sprinkled on the undergarment or directly on the groin) results in small amounts entering the vagina, and migrating through the uterus and into the fallopian tubes where microscopic amounts lodge in the ovaries. Visualized on electron microscope, these cancer-causing talc particles (which are similar in molecular structure to the carcinogen asbestos) can cause irritation and eventually cancer.

At the offices of Dr. Brad Bradshaw, our legal team helps women with ovarian cancer caused by baby powder receive compensation from the manufacturer - who knew of the risk but hid it from the public.

More Information on Talcum Powder

Talcum powder's main ingredient is talc, which is mined in rock form and consists of magnesium and silicon. The rocks are milled down into a fine powder that is marketed towards moisture absorption, and it provides a soft, smooth surface that reduces friction. These features make it ideal for the personal care industry in products that prevent skin irritation, chafing and body odor. Over time, the product lines evolved and women became the target market. Manufacturers pitched talcum powder as a way of staying cool, comfortable and free of odors, growing into a routine for women's cleanliness and freshness. 

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