Johnson & Johnson’s popular Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower talcum powders have been linked to certain serious forms of ovarian cancer. Talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, is a mineral composite containing magnesium, silicon, and oxygen and has been used in powder form for feminine hygiene purposes for decades. Since 1971, however, more than 20 different scientific studies of ovarian cancer patients have revealed that women who regularly use these powders on the genital area can cause talc particles to accumulate in ovarian tissues, resulting in an approximately 41 percent greater risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Despite these findings, Johnson & Johnson and talc mining companies have fought to keep their product on store shelves without any sort of warning labels. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has similarly failed to issue any sort of warning to the American public of the risks associated with talcum powder use.
Has Johnson & Johnson Been Sued?
Johnson & Johnson is facing several lawsuits regarding the carcinogenic properties of its products. In 2013, a plaintiff diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006 won a lawsuit filed against the pharmaceutical giant for failing to warn her of the risks of using their product near the genital region. The lawsuit alleged that Johnson & Johnson had knowledge of these risks as early as 1982, yet chose not to include warnings on their products’ packaging. As a result of this ruling, thousands of women who developed cancer from talc-based products are eligible to be plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer.
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If you have developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products, a knowledgeable talcum powder lawsuit attorney from Morris, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC can represent your interests and help you seek monetary damages for your suffering. Having recovered millions in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our injured clients, your case is sure to be in excellent hands.
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