Talcum Powder Cancer Attorneys

What could conjure nostalgic, sweet and wholesome images more than the mention or scent of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder? Who would have guessed that this staple in homes across the country for generations was quietly causing cancer in the women who used it for feminine hygiene, and that even after Johnson & Johnson (J&J) knew of the risk, it would market it’s talcum powder products, such as Shower to Shower, for just this purpose?

If you or someone you love has developed ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, or mesothelioma after regular use of J&J talcum powder products for feminine hygiene, Florida product liability attorney Ted Forman is here to help you hold Johnson & Johnson responsible for the harm that it has caused you and your family. Call Forman Law Offices, P.A. at (800) 827-7731 or email us to schedule your free consultation, and learn more about your rights and potential compensation.

Failure to Warn
The backbone of the case against Johnson & Johnson is failure to warn. Women from across the U.S. have won multimillion-dollar verdicts against J&J with the company being ordered to pay more than $5 billion so far. Women and their loved ones claim that J&J knew that some of its products had tested positive for asbestos contamination and that its products were linked to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer but chose not to warn consumers about the increased risk, to hide the information and to keep marketing its products for feminine hygiene purposes.

Ovarian Cancer was a Known Risk
Studies showing the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer go back to the early 1970’s. More than 20 studies have found this link with the first one in 1971 finding that 75% of ovarian tumors contained talc particles. More recent studies have found an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer with regular use of talcum in the genital area. A study by Harvard Medical School found that the risk was increased by 40%. Other studies have found the risk to be increased by 30% to 60%.

How Talc Causes Cancer
When talcum powder is used in the genital area it can pass through the cervix into the uterus, and then through the fallopian tubes and into the ovaries. The fine particles cause irritation and inflammation, which eventually lead to the development of abnormal cells. The cancer can start in the ovaries or in the fallopian tubes.

If you have developed ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer or mesothelioma as a result of using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder or Shower to Shower, you may be able to recover substantial compensation. Please do not wait until it is too late to file your claim. Call Forman Law Offices, P.A. at (800) 827-7731 or email us today and schedule your free consultation.

How Can We Help!

If you have developed ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer or mesothelioma as a result of using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder or Shower to Shower, you may be able to recover substantial compensation. Please do not wait until it is too late to file your claim. Call Forman Law Offices, P.A. at (800) 827-7731 or email us today and schedule your free consultation.