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Health Risks of Talcum Powder and Its Links to Cancer
Women have used talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product for many decades because it reduces friction, moisture, and odor. However, it may be dangerous to use near the genitals. Organizations such as the American Cancer Society acknowledge that talcum powder, if applied near or to the genitals, may travel to a woman’s ovaries, increasing a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies asbestos, a natural mineral, as a human carcinogen. When an individual inhales asbestos-contaminated talcum powder, there is an increased risk of developing mesothelioma. Talc mines may be close to asbestos deposits, increasing the chance that talc may be contaminated with asbestos when mined.
Talcum Powder Litigation: What Is the Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
Individuals are filing lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson after long-term exposure to talcum powder caused them to develop cancer. These lawsuits allege that talcum powder caused cancer and that Johnson & Johnson knew about the cancer risks and failed to warn consumers.
A few of the products that have been named in the talc powder lawsuits include:
- Johnson’s Baby Powder
- Shower to Shower
- Gold Bond No Mess Powder Spray
- Gold Bond Body Powder
- Gold Bond Extra Strength Body Powder
- Cashmere Bouquet
Who Can File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
- You have had significant exposure to talcum powder or another talc-based product for an extended period.
- You have ovarian cancer or a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Your Questions Answered: Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Cancer Lawsuit
What Exactly Is Johnson & Johnson Being Sued For?
Many scientific studies have linked talc, the ingredient found in such products as Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, as well as other Talcum Powder brands, to ovarian cancer in some women.
Johnson & Johnson has been sued by thousands of women who developed ovarian cancer after long-term talcum powder use, who allege that the company knew about the dangers of talc and failed to warn consumers.
Researchers have concluded that there is substantial evidence that exposure to talcum powder can lead to ovarian cancer. They attribute this to asbestos, a natural ingredient found in crushed talc.
The American Cancer Society reports that nearly 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year due to asbestos in talcum powder. These statistics are alarming, given how prevalent ovarian cancer is in the country and its links to talcum powder. This year, nearly 13,000 women will succumb to it as well.
Who Is Eligible To File A Talcum Powder Cancer Claim?
In order to sue a manufacturer of talcum powder that you used and developed cancer, you need to meet the following requirements:
Talcum-based powder must have been used. The ongoing lawsuit surrounds Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brands.
If possible, you should have received an ovarian cancer diagnosis sometime between 2000 and the present day. If possible, you should have biopsy results showing your cancer may have been related to baby powder.
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum products, you might be eligible to file a claim.
What Damages Can I Seek From Injuries Related To J&J's Baby Powder?
Pursuing a claim against Johnson & Johnson for developing cancer because of asbestos in their baby powder products could result in compensating you for:
- Physical pain, suffering, and distress
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Loss of happiness
- Decreased life expectancy
- Loss of a loved one
- Lost job, income, and wages
If you are a surviving family member of a loved one who died from ovarian cancer or mesothelioma and it was the result of powder products containing talc, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit. These cases may involve compensation for both the suffering of your loved one and for the economic contribution he or she made to your household.
Can I Still File A Johnson & Jonhson's Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
The talcum powder lawsuits have been going on for a long time, and some cases have already been settled, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to file your own talc lawsuit.
What Have The Settlements Been For A Talcum Powder Lawsuit Claim?
Again, the average is about $100,000 per case. The dollar value of a mass tort case does not typically go down with successive settlements. As a result, the most likely average talcum powder settlement amount in these lawsuits may be higher.
Expect To Answer These Questions When Speaking To A Talcum Powder Lawsuit Expert
How Long Did You Use Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder or Shower to Shower Powder?
This will help ensure that your case doesn’t run out of time to file for an injury claim.
Did You Use Talcum Powder For Feminine Hygiene Issues?
Approximately, When Did You Receive Your Ovarian Cancer Or Mesothelioma Diagnosis?
Have You Or Your Family Member Been Diagnosed With Cancer In The Past?
If baby powder has been around for as long as you and your family members have, it’s likely that you and your family members have cancer due to years of talcum powder usage.
Were You Diagnosed With Any Other Diseases Due To Talcum Powder Exposure?
When ovarian cancer is combined with mesothelioma, a lawyer may be able to link that directly to the talcum powder brands you’re claiming damages against.
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Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after significant exposure to talcum powder? Discuss your situation with a talcum powder lawyer from our firm to learn about your best legal options. Our firm has extensive experience holding negligent companies accountable for dangerous drugs, products, and medical devices. We provide our clients with dedicated support and advocacy through the litigation process.
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