Talcum powder lawsuits have been filed across the country as the product has been linked to ovarian cancer.  

Our Tennessee products liability lawyers can help.  Read on for more information on baby powder lawsuits.

Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

As early as the 1970s, ovarian cancer experts have linked the routine use of baby powder for genital hygiene to an increased risk for contracting ovarian cancer. Putting any product that contains talc, including feminine body powders and talcum baby powders, on the genital area yields a 33% higher risk of cancer.

The New York Times explains that “scientists have hypothesized that talc might lead to cancer because the crystals can move up the genitourinary tract into the peritoneal cavity, where the ovaries are, and may set off inflammation, which is believed to play an important role in the development of ovarian cancer.”

Persons whose mother, wife, or other loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and has a history of baby powder use may be eligible to significant compensation through filing a talcum powder lawsuit. The Nashville products liability lawyers at our firm provide no cost, no obligation case review and timely baby powder cancer news and updates.

Baby Powder Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson is facing litigation on two levels regarding the purported link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. First, the pharmaceutical giant is embroiled in at least two baby powder class action lawsuits, one in Illinois and the other in California. Secondly, the makers of talcum powder hygiene products have already lost at least one baby powder lawsuit in which a jury confirmed a connection between perineal talcum powder use and the development of ovarian cancer.

In a 2017 baby powder lawsuit in California, a jury “ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in damages to a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s trademark Johnson’s Baby Powder on her perineum for decades.”

“In May [2017], a Missouri jury awarded $110 million to a Virginia woman, a year after Missouri juries awarded $55 million to one plaintiff and $72 million to a woman who died before the verdict.”

I or a loved one have suffered ovarian cancer from baby powder. What should I do next?

David Randolph Smith & Associates offers free case evaluation for persons who mother, wife, or other family member has suffered from ovarian cancer and has a history of using talcum powder. If you need legal advice from a Tennessee talc or talcum powder attorney or Nashville ovarian cancer attorney with your questions about product liability for talcum powder and cancer Click here to contact us for a confidential case review.