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Talcum Powder Use Can Cause Ovarian Cancer

Lanier Wins $4.69B Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson in Talcum Powder Case

Scientists have identified a disturbing link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder and other talc-based products, which have been promoted for feminine hygiene uses in the U.S. and across the world for decades. The Lanier Law Firm is investigating potential legal claims for ovarian cancer victims whose illnesses may be tied to talcum products, including Johnson & Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower and Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder products. Recently, Reuters published an investigatory article detailing Johnson & Johnson’s knowledge of asbestos in their talcum powder products dating back decades.

Talc is a naturally occurring mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate in a fibrous form. Talc is known for reducing skin friction and absorbing moisture, and it has been widely advertised by manufacturers for multiple uses, from general moisture control to baby diapering to feminine hygiene. Many medical studies state that the link between talc and ovarian cancer can be attributed to talc particles traveling through the female reproductive system and causing prolonged inflammation of the ovaries, which can promote the growth of ovarian cancer cells. In addition, research showing the presence of asbestos and other carcinogens in talc – including products on store shelves today – indicates that these deadly particles can be inhaled in the course of everyday use and travel throughout the body, including to the ovaries.

During the past 40 years, scores of medical and scientific studies have been published demonstrating the statistical link to talcum powder use to ovarian cancer. Even with four decades of scientific proof, medical expert findings, and research, talc is still an unregulated substance, and to date, the FDA has not issued an official warning against talcum powder use. The legal victory by the Lanier Law Firm in July of 2018 against Johnson & Johnson further demonstrates the liability of the company, and the ability of thousands of ovarian cancer victims to potentially gain compensation based on the company’s negligence and failure to warn of the dangers it has known about for many years.

The Lanier Law Firm is continuing to investigate potential lawsuits for ovarian cancer victims. The firm is a nationwide leader in product liability claims, and firm founder W. Mark Lanier regularly is recognized as one of the country’s top lawyers in cases involving significant personal injuries, pharmaceutical liability and other claims.

If you or a client has suffered from ovarian cancer after using talcum-based products, please call Dwana Waltman at 1-800-723-3216 immediately, or visit our contact page. We can work to evaluate your case and assist you and your client in receiving the proper compensation.