Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer
Regular use of talcum powder has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson products that contain talc, such as Johnson’s Baby Powder® and Shower to Shower®, pose a serious health risk to thousands of women.
Henson Fuerst, North Carolina Product Liability attorneys, are currently investigating claims that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn consumers about the potential health and safety risks associated with Johnson’s Baby Powder® and Shower to Shower® products when used frequently and long-term on the genital area.
If you or a loved one used talcum powder regularly and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Henson Fuerst may be able to help. Call us today at (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free consultation form online to speak with one of our experienced, caring attorneys absolutely free.
The Facts Are:
There have been suspicions in the medical community for more than 35 years that regular use of talc products could lead to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. A 1992 study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) found that women who regularly used talcum powder in their genital area had a “significantly elevated” risk of developing ovarian cancer.
New evidence suggests that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the link between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer for years, but chose not to add warning labels to its Johnson’s Baby Powder® and Shower to Shower® products.
15,000 women die every year due to ovarian cancer. It is now estimated that up to 20% of ovarian cancer diagnoses may be linked to regular talc use.
By failing to warn consumers of the serious health risks posed by talc products, Johnson & Johnson jeopardized the health of thousands of women.
Lawsuits Against Johnson & Johnson
Two recent verdicts have found a clear link between regular use of talcum powder by women on the genital area and an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
February of 2016 – A jury in St. Louis ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a women who died of ovarian cancer caused by regular talc use.
May of 2016 – A second jury in St. Louis also awarded $55 million in damages to a South Dakota woman that was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder.
These verdicts have compelled an additional 1,200 women to come forward to seek damages against Johnson & Johnson.
Henson Fuerst is Here to Help
If you or a loved one regularly used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder and received an ovarian cancer diagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the experienced, caring North Carolina Product Liability attorneys of Henson Fuerst at (919) 781-1107 or fill out a free consultation form online to find out how we may be able to help.
Henson Fuerst is investigating claims that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn consumers about the potential health risks of its Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. Call us today to speak with an experienced attorney absolutely FREE.
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