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Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer

If you were diagnosed with cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Call The Wolf Pack™ at Phillip S. Georges, PLLC to find out if you qualify.

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Talc is a naturally occurring mineral that’s been widely used in many industries for decades. Johnson’s Baby Powder, a product from Johnson & Johnson, was released in 1893 as a diaper rash treatment. Since then, millions of households have used talcum powder products for health and beauty needs.

Talcum powder is contaminated by asbestos, a known carcinogen, and studies have linked talc use with ovarian cancer and other illnesses. Medical professionals are cautioning consumers against using this product due to its potential health risks that have resulted in thousands of talcum powder lawsuits. If you developed cancer after using this product, The Wolf Pack™ is here to fight for your rights. Let us help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve, starting with a free case review.

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If you or a loved one were diagnosed with ovarian cancer from using talcum powder, you may qualify for a lawsuit that could grant you significant compensation. Call The Wolf Pack™ to share your story and learn more about your options.

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Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Talcum powder was a household staple for many years and widely used by parents for babies. Talcum powder’s safety concerns have been debated since the 1970s; it has been shown to contain asbestos, a known carcinogen that occurs naturally.

In addition, talcum powder is especially dangerous if inhaled or ingested. Some of the side effects of inhalation include difficulty breathing, vomiting, wheezing, coughing, and chest pain. Johnson & Johnson cautioned users to avoid inhalation on the label. Still, consumers believe that the company should have included another label warning users that long-term use could lead to cancer.

Complications of Talcum Powder

Talcum powder is believed to contain asbestos, a known carcinogen, and may cause toxic effects when inhaled or ingested.
Talcum powder has been linked to many diseases, including:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asthma
  • Lung cancer
  • Respiratory issues
  • Pneumonia
  • Talcosis

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Talcum Powder Leads to Ovarian Cancer

The risks of talcum powder use have been debated for years, but Johnson & Johnson adamantly denies that the routine use of talc-based body powder is a possible carcinogen in humans.

Numerous studies have demonstrated a link between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer. It’s believed that the small particles migrate into the vaginal canal into the ovaries, causing chronic inflammation and eventual cancer. Studies have cited between a 30% and 60% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer for women who regularly use talcum powder for personal care.

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Has Talcum Powder Been Recalled?

Though Johnson & Johnson has ceased all North American sales of its talcum powder, the Food and Drug Administration recalled about 33,000 bottles of baby powder after it was found to contain asbestos. Johnson and Johnson voluntarily recalled this product and continued the testing of other cosmetic products.

How Could Filing a Talcum Powder Lawsuit Help?

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after using talcum powder, you have rights. Don’t hesitate to call The Wolf Pack™ to hold Johnson & Johnson responsible for putting a carcinogenic product on the market.

Through a talcum powder lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for your health conditions and related expenses, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Punitive damages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Death benefits (in the event of wrongful death)
  • And more

When you work with The Wolf Pack™, you can rest assured Attorney Phil Georges will be leading the pack on seeking the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals made of flexible, heat-resistant fibers. Exposure to asbestos has been linked to cancers and other diseases, such as mesothelioma and asbestosis. Despite that, asbestos is still used in hundreds of consumer products in the U.S.

Any woman who has been using talcum powder for feminine hygiene may be at risk for ovarian cancer. Weekly and daily use is thought to significantly increase the risk of developing cancer. If you developed cancer after using talcum powder, call Attorney Phil Georges right away for help in seeking the compensation you deserve.

The minerals that comprise talc don’t break down over time. If the mineral embeds in the reproductive organs, the particles will still be present, and a doctor may be able to locate talc mineral fibers through a tissue biopsy. If these particles are found, they may be able to be used as evidence to support your case.

Most states have time limits that apply to product liability cases, such as the talcum powder lawsuit. A diagnosis of ovarian cancer after using talcum powder is likely to fall within the time limit if you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Mass tort lawsuits involve a lot of investigations, so it’s best to get the process started as soon as possible.