Linked to Ovarian Cancer
The number of lawsuits linking talcum powder to ovarian cancer keeps growing. Law firms are pursuing litigation against the industry giant, Johnson & Johnson, and others.
If you have ovarian cancer and used talcum powder, find out how we can help.
What statistics back up the talcum powder lawsuits?
Studies show that approximately 2,200 women diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year also used baby power in their genital area regularly. All of these individuals do not have the gene (BRCA gene) that predisposes someone to ovarian cancer. Biopsies also show talc fibers within the ovarian tumors.
The link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer is only a risk for women using talcum powder in the genital area — not for those using talcum powder on other areas of the body.
Those who have been harmed may be eligible for compensation.
What Is Talcum Powder?
Talcum powder is a made from talc, a mineral mined from the ground. It can lodge in the body similar to asbestos. If the talc fibers remain, they have the potential of irritating the area and even developing into tumors.
Marketing efforts encouraged women to use talcum powder in the vaginal area as a way of preventing body odor and skin irritation because the powder absorbed moisture and reduced friction.
What products contain talcum powder?
The commonly used Johnson & Johnson “Baby Powder” as well as another product known as “Shower to Shower” are both being linked to ovarian cancer development due to their talc-base. The baby powder contains talc, as a moisture absorbent, however talc offers no medical value.