Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Wilshire Law Firm Currently Handling Talcum Powder Cases Nationwide
Since 1971, multiple studies have established a strong link between talcum powder and an increased risk of ovarian cancer, and, in 2003, an analysis of 16 of these studies found that women using talcum powder faced a 33% greater risk of developing ovarian cancer. Despite this, manufacturers of talc-based powders, including pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (creators of Baby Powder and Shower to Shower), failed to warn of these risks. Now, lawsuits are being filed alleging that they knowingly placed profits ahead of the safety of female consumers.
If you or a loved one has developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, you may be entitled to millions of dollars in compensation. To learn more about your legal rights and options for recovery, contact the experienced talcum powder lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm for a FREE consultation. We can provide a comprehensive analysis of your case and guide you to the best course of action. Call us at (800) 522-7274 for immediate assistance.
Talcum Powder Overview
Talcum powder is a form of talc, a soft mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate. It is used in a wide range of industries and can be found in many, if not most, U.S. households.
While it is most commonly used to prevent or treat rashes, talcum powder is also widely marketed as a feminine hygiene product (e.g. Shower to Shower). When used for the latter purpose, it may pose serious and potentially life-threatening health concerns.
Does Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?
According to researchers who have studied the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder for many decades, talc powder, when applied to the genital area, can enter a woman’s reproductive tract through the vagina and travel all the way to ovaries, where it can become embedded and hard to remove, possibly causing cancerous tumors to form.
Below is an outline of the major findings concerning the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer:
- In 1971, the medical journal The Lancet published a study in which researchers discovered that a majority of ovarian tumors had talc particles “deeply embedded” in them.
- In 1982, researchers found that women faced a 92 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer if they used talcum powder during ovulation.
- Over the next 30 years, researchers conducted 21 more studies on the effects of talc powder on women, nearly all of which practically confirmed the earlier findings.
Today, both the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society agree that talcum powder poses a risk factor for ovarian cancer. Yet, Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers have failed to warn consumers about the dangers of talc.
Talcum Powder Lawsuits Are on the Rise
Recently, juries have awarded tens of millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their illness. In May 2016, a jury ordered the major pharma company to pay $55 million to a victim. Earlier that year, another jury awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer. Several hundred similar lawsuits are being investigated at this time.
Get Help from an Experienced Talcum Powder Lawyer
Since 2007, Wilshire Law Firm has successfully litigated and settled thousands of cases, obtaining more than $100,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements. For our exceptional work ethic and dedication to our clients, we have received an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell – the highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, and the pinnacle of professional excellence in the field of law. We’ve also received the kind recognition of being selected as the top 1% of all U.S. attorneys for the Litigator Awards. Our major media appearances include ABC, FOX News, KTLA News, the Los Angeles Times, and Newsweek.
We have what it takes to get you maximum compensation for your damages. We are here 24/7 to give you a free case evaluation at 1-800-522-7274. Call us now to get our powerful legal team on your side.
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Last Updated: 03-07-2017