Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawyers
For decades women have used baby powder and talc as part of their routine hygiene. Some of these products such as Shower to Shower talc, formerly owned by Johnson & Johnson but sold to Valeant Pharmaceuticals in 2012, are specifically marketed to women with tag lines such as “A sprinkle a day keeps the odor away”. Johnson & Johnson still manufactures and sells various forms of talcum powder under the Johnson & Johnson brand name and the Shower to Shower web site still claims that “Shower to Shower can be used all over your body”.
Studies have linked the use of talcum powder in the genital area with ovarian cancer. Every year over 20,000 cases of new ovarian cancer are detected and 14,000 women die of this type of cancer. One leading expert in this field, Harvard epidemiologist Daniel Cramer, has stated that about half of all new ovarian cancer cases detected each year, or about 10,000 cases per year, are directly linked with the use of talcum powder in the genital or perineal area by women. Making matters worse is the fact that ovarian cancer is often associated with a high mortality rate because there are often very few initial symptoms and in many cases the cancer is detected only after it has spread throughout the pelvic region and abdomen making it much harder to treat.
BREAKING NEWS: On Monday February 22, 2016 a jury in the City of St. Louis ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 72 Million dollars to the surviving family members of a woman, Jacqueline Fox, who was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer after years of using talcum powder as part of her normal personal hygiene routine.
The jury said that internal company documents were critical in their decision making process in that they revealed the company has known about the link between their products and ovarian cancer since the 1970’s and has failed to warn the public about it.
Have You Suffered Adverse Effects From Using Talcum Powder?
Recent lawsuits have disclosed evidence that the manufacturers of these types of talcum powders have known about the risk of ovarian cancer and deliberately hid it from the public. If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and they have been using talcum powder in their gential area, then call us to see if we can help you. Our office is 100 yards from where the St. Louis city jury rendered a 72 million dollar verdict in favor of the family of a victim of ovarian cancer. Our lawyers have experience handling complicated pharmaceutical and dangerous product cases. Call us to see if we can help.