Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Talcum Powder Injury Lawsuits
Talcum powder use has been linked to ovarian cancer.

Talcum Powder Injury Class Action Lawsuits

Any and all ovarian and fallopian tube cancer victims, who used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products, have recourse.

On October 6, 2020 Johnson and Johnson agreed to settle 1,000 cases in bulk for a total of $100 million. Aside from these settlements, Johnson & Johnson still subject to more than 19,000 lawsuits related to its talcum powder products. These lawsuits claim that the pharmaceutical giant’s talc products: 1) are allegedly contaminated by asbestos, and 2) cause women to develop ovarian cancer. As a matter of fact, these products include Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower.

In 2013, South Dakota resident Deane Berg was the first to win a claim against Johnson and Johnson for being guilty of negligence. Her claim also argued that Johnson & Johnson did not give her warning that decades of baby powder use could put her at a higher risk for getting ovarian cancer. Berg was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006.

Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Selling Talc-based Baby Powder in U.S.

On May 19, 2020, Johnson and Johnson announced the discontinuation of their talc-base baby powder product because of a decline of demand. However, the companies baby powder made with cornstarch will remain available.

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Most women do not realize they have ovarian cancer until it has progressed to a later stage. Even then symptoms can be non-specific or absent. Those that do may experience the following:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Cancer-related fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • Pain in the belly or pelvis
  • Change in bowel habits (frequent urination, constipation, bloating, nausea, etc.)
  • Lower back pain
  • Lump in the abdomen, feeling of fullness, and/or swelling

Do You Need a Talcum Powder Lawyer?

Did you use talcum-based products as part of your regular feminine hygiene prior to a diagnosis of ovarian cancer? Then you may have an eligible claim in this class action against Johnson and Johnson. At Mike Brandner Injury Attorneys, our legal team is prepared to review your claim and help you understand your legal rights.

Since every state has different statutes of limitations and filing deadlines, it’s important to contact a lawyer sooner rather than later. If you wait too long to submit a claim you could miss out. Contact us today for a free consultation.


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