For years, women have been using different talcum powders, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower to Shower, as part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. The popular “baby fresh” scented talcum powder has been used to reduce friction and add a sense of “freshness and cleanliness” to the genital area. In addition to baby powder, products commonly used in the genital area that may contain talc include condoms, diaphragms, sanitary napkins, tampons, and vaginal deodorants.
Despite its wide use for decades, women around the country are becoming increasingly alarmed over the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Consumers who used baby powder or other talcum powder products may be at risk of developing ovarian cancer or mesothelioma. Now, individuals who were diagnosed with cancer after using talcum products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, as well as other companies have filed numerous lawsuits. The Cleveland product liability lawyers at Tittle & Perlmuter are now investigating and prosecuting talcum powder lawsuits for Ohio residents.
How Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
Although the exact link between cancer and talcum powder remains unknown, many studies suggest that talcum powder can travel to the ovaries and embed itself in the ovarian tissue, causing chronic inflammation. This inflammation is believed to be the reason cancerous tumors may form on the ovaries after talcum powder use near the genitals.
Cancer Link Cover Up
Talc is a fibrous mineral that has been linked to ovarian cancer for more than 40 years. So, why are women just hearing about this danger now? The lawsuits that have been filed allege that talcum powder manufacturers knew about the ovarian cancer risk since at least 1982, but failed to warn women using these products. Companies, such as Johnson & Johnson, were actively marketing these products to women for decades for use in their daily feminine hygiene routine, yet never warned consumers that these products could cause ovarian cancer. Because of this cover up, thousands of women all over the United States were not informed of the link between talcum powder and cancer and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Tittle & Perlmuter – Cleveland Attorneys Investigating Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Claims
Tittle & Perlmuter is committed to investigating talcum powder ovarian cancer claims and getting justice for individuals who have been harmed by talcum powder products. We are currently investigating talcum powder claims that meet each of the following criteria:
- Consistent use of talcum powder product for feminine hygiene purposes for at least four years;
- Talcum powder use must have occurred after 1982;
- Diagnosis of ovarian or fallopian tube cancer (not uterine or cervical);
- Diagnosis by age 65;
- BRCA negative;
- For death cases, ovarian cancer must be listed as cause of death;
- For injury cases, the ovarian tissue or pathology slides must still be available, which will usually be the case if the diagnosis was within the last eight to ten years.
Call Today For a Free Talcum Powder Lawsuit Consultation
If you have questions about talcum powder ovarian cancer litigation or if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using a talcum powder product, please contact a Cleveland dangerous drug and product lawyer. We are here to help you navigate the complex medical nature of these products liability lawsuits.