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. Foster & Sear is currently 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. Johnson & Johnson’s knowledge of asbestos in their talcum powder products was known for 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.
Around 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year
Around 15,000 deaths are attributed to ovarian cancer every year
Talcum powder is often purchased over the counter in these forms:
- Baby powder
- Body powder
- Perfumed powder
- Medicated powder
It can be dusted on the skin, applied to underwear or sanitary napkins, or on diapers.
Many of the products used for personal hygiene include:
- Johnson’s Baby Powder by Johnson & Johnson
- Shower-to-Shower by Valeant Pharmaceuticals
- Gold Bond Body Powder
- Baby Magic Baby Powder
- Nivea Pure Talc
- Summer’s Eve Body Powder
- Estee Lauder Body Powder
Manufacturers of these products are some of the biggest names in the personal hygiene industry including:
- Johnson & Johnson
- Shower to Shower (Valeant)
- Gold Bond
- Clubman Pinaud
- Prestige Brands
- Estee Lauder
Many of these companies (including industry giant Johnson & Johnson) continue to refute research that shows the link between talc powder and cancer. Because of this, many of these potentially dangerous products remain on the shelves in stores, without any warning labels.
With the Science World Report stating the risk of developing ovarian cancer for women using talcum powder increased by 24%, the potentially dangerous side effects of talcum powder are taken very seriously by the legal team at Foster & Sear as we continue to investigate potential lawsuits for ovarian cancer victims.
If you used talcum powder for personal hygiene regularly and you developed ovarian cancer or cancer of the fallopian tubes, you could be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
You do not have to know for sure that your cancer was caused by talcum powder. Let an experienced attorney from Foster & Sear investigate your case and help you determine if you are eligible for compensation.
Also, if someone close to you died due to terminal ovarian cancer, you could be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim against the companies responsible.
Filing a lawsuit can bring you and your family relief in a number of ways. It could help you recover compensation for medical treatment (including diagnosis, treatment, surgeries, rehabilitation, and subsequent care).
You could also recover money for wages lost from time off of work, as well as pain, suffering, and mental anguish. If you lost a loved one due to terminal ovarian cancer, a wrongful death lawsuit could secure compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of future income, and loss of consortium, in some cases.
If you or a loved one has suffered from ovarian cancer after using talcum-based products, please call 1-800-631-5908 immediately, or click here for a free case evaluation. We won’t charge you for anything – not consultations, not investigations, expert medical witnesses, negotiations or trial – until we win your case. If we don’t secure money for your talcum powder claim, you won’t owe us a single penny.