Talcum powder has been manufactured for decades and is commonly used in baby powders, body powders, cosmetics, and feminine washes. In recent years, products containing talcum powder have been linked to ovarian cancer in women. Talcum powders do not break down in the body, compounding the risk the longer the product is used. If you or someone you love developed ovarian cancer after using products containing talcum powder, you may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer.
In a landmark case, jurors awarded $72 million in damages to a family of a 62-year old woman who died of ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products for decades. During the trial, evidence showed that Johnson & Johnson knew the risk of ovarian cancer linked to their products, but kept them on the shelves anyway. Soon after, another jury awarded $55 million to a woman in Missouri. To date, more than 1,200 lawsuits have been filed connected to talcum powder.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, call our defective product lawyers today for a free evaluation of your case. You may have a strong product liability case, and we’re happy to help you determine your next steps. Contact us today.