It is now believed that there is a direct link between talcum powder—a common ingredient in numerous hygiene and cosmetic products—and ovarian cancer in female consumers. Our proven Tulsa talcum powder injury lawyers have recovered more than $500 million on behalf of the injured and bereaved. We want to continue our aggressive fight for you and your loved ones and we are ready to compellingly put forth your talcum powder claim.
TALCUM POWDER: THE DANGEROUS FACTS
Talc is a mineral compound containing oxygen, magnesium, silicon, and other substances. When ground into a powder, it is considered talcum powder. This resulting powder has been used to reduce moisture and friction in hygiene and cosmetic products, particularly baby powder, which is heavily marketed to women.
As early as 1971, the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published a study which found that 10 of 13 ovarian tumors from a single patient contained talc particles. Since then, there has substantially been more evidence linking the product to serious ovarian cancer cases.
As recently as 2008, reputable institutions continue to bolster the evidence, including Harvard, where Dr. Margaret Gates reported findings that weekly use of talcum powder could result in a 33% risk increase for developing disease and ovarian cancer. Start exploring your talc powder claim options with trusted professionals. Call our firm today.
BABY POWDER & CANCER: ONE OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. It is now believed that talcum powder, one of the main components of baby powder and countless other hygiene and cosmetic products, contributes to the development of ovarian cancer in female consumers who use the product for perineal hygiene. Medical News Today has confirmed that “The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate the total costs of cancer in 2009 were $216.6 billion: $86.6 billion for direct medical costs and $130.0 billion for indirect mortality costs.”
JOHNSON & JOHNSON LIABILITY IN TALCUM POWDER CASES
The courts have begun to recognize that manufacturers who ignored the link talc/cancer link should be held accountable for resulting illnesses and deaths. Despite mounting evidence from the scientific community, manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson have continued to use talcum powder in its products and aggressively market them to women. Internal documents have revealed that the company hired consultants in 1997 to determine if there was a link and were told in no uncertain terms that there was one.
Still, the company refuses to add warning labels and language to their talc products, including baby powder, which is still a popular perineal hygiene product for women. This negligence has made the company potentially liable for an untold number of ovarian cancer cases among women consumers and their families across the country and beyond.
Call Us Today If:
- You or loved one is female and has used talcum powder.
- You or loved has been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer from use of talcum powder
- You or loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer by age 65.
- Rejected a diagnosis at the age 65 or above due to talcum powder use.
- You or loved one used one of the following talcum powder brands:
- Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder
- Generic, off brand or other brand of baby powder, unknown.
- You or a loved one was medically diagnosed with ovarian cancer post 2007-Present
RELIEF FOR THOSE AFFECTED
Fortunately, the legal action of affected victims and bereaved families against Johnson & Johnson have already produced encouraging results. Earlier this year, a family in Alabama who lost a loved one to ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder was awarded $72 million in damages.
Previous to that, a New Jersey jury awarded a woman who had suffered ovarian cancer due to talcum powder $55 million. The largest and most recent was $417 million awarded to a woman suffering from terminal ovarian cancer. There are more than 1,000 pending lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, as well—and that number continues to grow.
Do you believe that you have a claim similar to these plaintiffs? If so, our team at Richardson Richardson Boudreaux is ready to hear from you. It is unacceptable when large corporate entities place their bottom lines before the well-being of the public. When this occurs, the responsible parties should be held accountable. Our firm knows what it takes to secure results, even requires bringing these huge companies into the courtroom.