McDonald Law Firm is evaluating claims from women who developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene to determine if they may be eligible for a talc lawsuit.
The Fort Worth-based firm, which has taken on some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, has established a website and is filing lawsuits on behalf of ovarian cancer victims and their families.
Over the past 40 years, a slew of studies have linked talcum powder to an increased risk for ovarian cancer. Evidence shows that healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson has long known about the potential risks of its talc-based products ― including Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower ― but failed to warn consumers, potentially threatening the lives of millions of women nationwide.
Hundreds of talc lawsuits have already been filed across the country against Johnson & Johnson, which lost two back-to-back jury trials this year. In the spring of 2016, two separate Missouri juries hit J&J with 8-digit jury verdicts that totaled $127 million in damages.
The growing number of talc lawsuits and multi-million jury verdicts has cast a spotlight on this potentially catastrophic health hazard. Research suggests when talcum powder is dusted on the genital area, underwear or feminine products, particles can travel into the vagina and work their way into the ovaries, where it can remain for years. The body creates inflammation in response to this invader, providing an environment ripe for cancer cell growth.
Despite the research and mounting litigation, talc-based products are still being sold and marketed for feminine hygiene purposes with NO warning on its labels about the potential cancer risk. With each talc lawsuit filed, public discord continues to grow.
McDonald Law Firm has decades of experience representing victims who have suffered as a result of dangerous and defective products, including hip implants, transvaginal mesh, silicone breast implants, Fen/phen, Baycol and Vioxx. For more information about filing a talc lawsuit or to schedule a free consultation, call 855-702-9061 or visit babypowderrecovery.com.