Is there scientific evidence linking talcum powder to ovarian cancer?
Yes. A federal jury in South Dakota found that a woman’s use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to her ovarian cancer. The plaintiff in this case (not represented by The Cochran Firm, D.C.) stated she applied talcum powder on her perineum after showering each day for more than 20 years.
A class action lawsuit has additionally been filed in federal court in California over Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and its potential link with ovarian cancer. Medical studies have found that using talc-based baby powder on female genitals may increase a woman’s ovarian cancer risk by 33%. The class action lawsuit alleges that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the risk but failed to warn consumers, putting them at risk of developing cancer.
Have medical studies and health organizations linked talcum powder with a higher risk of cancer?
A Harvard Medical School study funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health found that women who use talc powder have as much as a 40% higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. Those who used talc powder daily had a significantly higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.
The American Cancer Society states that women concerned about talc powder’s cancer link may use cornstarch-based powder to avoid this risk. Additionally, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, has classified the use of talcum powder on genitals as a possible carcinogen.
How do I contact a lawyer for my talcum powder cancer claim?
The experienced team of product liability lawyers of The Cochran Firm, D.C. are actively evaluating legal claims associated with talcum powder’s alleged link with cancer. If you or someone you love developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, please contact us at 202-682-5800 to receive a free consultation. All inquiries are completely confidential. Because time limits apply to filing a talcum powder claim, we recommend getting in touch at your earliest convenience. The Cochran Firm, D.C. is accepting claims nationwide for talcum powder-associated ovarian cancer cases.
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