Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Our Attorneys Stand Up for Those Injured by Baby Powder Exposure
Talcum powder can be found in various products, including baby powder, feminine products, cosmetics, and contraceptives. Although it can be found in many households across the U.S., talcum powder has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after using a product containing talcum powder, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. You may be entitled to financial compensation that can cover your medical treatment, which can become extremely costly in the fight against cancer. For kind guidance and experienced counsel, you can turn to Crumley Roberts. We are here to help you through life’s most difficult moments.
A cancer diagnosis may threaten everything you know and love. Let us work to take away the worry by handling your case with the passion and care that we would give to a member of our own family. When you come to Crumley Roberts, you become a part of our family.
Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer
Numerous studies have been conducted to determine whether talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, can cause ovarian cancer. Data from over a dozen American Cancer Society studies has shown that women who use products containing talc may be 30% more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who use talc-free products.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified talc-based powder as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” when used in the genital area. The body cannot break down talc, and when it is used in the genital area it may travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes into the ovaries, where it may cause irritation or lead to the development of cancerous cells.
Johnson & Johnson has also been ordered to pay millions in damages to women who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talcum powder products. In 2016, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer after using talcum powder hygiene products for 30 years. Also, in 2016, a jury ordered the company to pay $55 million in damages to an ovarian cancer survivor.
If you would like to discuss your case and options with a knowledgeable professional who will take your concerns to heart, please call Crumley Roberts at (828) 597-0163. We are here to help.