631-543-3663

New York Personal Injury & Product Liability Attorney

631-543-3663

Talcum Powder 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 exists only for women using talcum powder in the genital area — not for those using talcum powder on other areas of the body.

Johnson & Johnson is denying these claims, however plaintiffs believe that they have substantial evidence to prove that this information was known since the early 1980s. Some go as far back as 1971 or even 1961 when stating that knowledge existed about ovarian cancer risks. Manufacturers never warned consumers of the risks involved when using products containing talc. Using these products in the genital area can increase the chances of developing ovarian cancer by as much as thirty percent.

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, and it holds no medical value for the product.

Our Practice Areas

    hover image

    Asbestos Mesothelioma Lung Cancer

    Victims of asbestos exposure may suffer from asbestosis, lung cancer or mesothelioma.

    READ MORE
    hover image

    ACCIDENTS

    On busy New York highways, car, truck, motorcycle and other motor vehicle accidents occur daily.

    READ MORE
    hover image

    DANGEROUS PRESCRIPTION DRUGS

    We represent clients who have been injured by defective medicine and dangerous prescription drugs.

    READ MORE
    hover image

    DEFECTIVE MEDICAL DEVICES

    We help individuals who have been harmed by defective medical products and medical devices.

    READ MORE
    hover image

    MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

    We have an extensive and successful track record in dealing with medical malpractice.

    READ MORE
    hover image

    TALCUM POWDER

    Talcum powder is linked to ovarian cancer.

    READ MORE
    hover image

    NEXIUM AND PRILOSEC

    Nexium and Prilosec are among drugs linked to kidney failure, dementia, birth defects and heart attacks.

    READ MORE
    hover image

    PROBATE, ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

    It is important for every adult to have a will or estate plan.

    READ MORE
    hover image

    CHURCHES/NON-PROFITS

    We offer trusted legal advice that addresses the unique requirements of churches and non-profit organizations.

    READ MORE
    hover image

    CRIMINAL DEFENSE

    We defend adults and juveniles facing criminal charges in towns and communities throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

    READ MORE
    hover image

    TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS

    Do you have traffic violations? We can provide the legal help you need.

    READ MORE
    hover image

    WAGE AND HOUR LITIGATION

    There is a large variety of wage and hour claims under federal and state laws which we handle.

    READ MORE

Contact an Experienced Attorney — Get a Free Case Evaluation

With over three and a half decades of experience, the law firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. is positioned to help those who have been harmed by these medications. Our law firm works with nationally recognized associated firms to reach major verdicts and settlements. Call our Long Island, New York office at (631) 543-3663 to arrange a no cost, no obligation consultation to find out how an attorney can help you.

The-Migliore-Method-changing-the-face-of-llitigation-one-client-a-time
Rudolph Migliore

Contact Us

14 + 9 =