Meyers & Flowers is reviewing claims on behalf of women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder near the genitals. Since 1971, more than 20 studies have linked talc powder to ovarian cancer, and, in 2003, an analysis of 16 of these studies found that women using talcum powder were 33 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
It has been alleged that Johnson & Johnson, the maker of popular talc-based powders, including Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower, knew about the ovarian cancer risk since at least 1982, but failed to warn women using these products.
If you or someone you know developed ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder, our attorneys would like to speak with you. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the powder you used.
Talcum Powder Lawsuit: J&J Knew About the Link Between Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer
In one of the most notable cases, a jury found in 2013 that Johnson & Johnson should have warned women about the risk of developing ovarian cancer when using its talcum and baby powders near the genitals. In that case, the plaintiff alleged that she developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products for nearly 30 years. According to the lawsuit, Johnson & Johnson knew about the link between talc powder and cancer since as early as 1982, when a landmark study found that women using these products as personal powders were at a 92 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Following the study, researchers allegedly recommended that the company place a warning for this risk on its talcum powders; however, to this day, Johnson & Johnson’s talc powders do not include any warnings about the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
How we can help
At the law offices of Meyers & Flowers in Chicago, we have the expertise and experience to pursue litigation against large medical firms such as Johnson & Johnson. Our long record of excellence includes million-dollar awards on behalf of clients harmed by medical products and devices.
If you have used talcum powder and developed ovarian cancer and are seeking legal recourse, we can help. Your first step is a free consultation with our law professionals to discover if you have a case. It costs nothing to find out your options, and you pay no fees until we win your case. Please call us today to find out how our talcum powder lawyers can help you..