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Were you diagnosed with Ovarian cancer after using a talc product?

Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson began selling Baby Powder more than 100 years ago, marketing it as a symbol of freshness, softness and cleanliness. Not only was it used on babies, but for many women it became a go-to product for feminine hygiene.

Now decades later, after a slew of studies have linked Baby Powder to an increased risk for ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson is on the receiving end of hundreds of lawsuits and multi-million dollar jury verdicts. Research has shown that when talc is used on genitals, undergarments and feminine products, particles can travel into the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. The talc can remain there for years, leading to inflammation and the growth of dangerous cancer cells.

Evidence shows that corporate giants such as Johnson & Johnson have long known about the potential risk for baby powder cancer, but continue to market the product at rapid pace without warning consumers.

Learn how you can fight back.

You have the right to expect safe products. When a product jeopardizes your life and livelihood, you also have the right to seek justice. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after using talcum powder, contact us today. We are committed to holding the responsible parties accountable for your pain and suffering.

The attorneys at McDonald Law Firm are currently investigating talcum powder cancer claims on behalf of women who were diagnosed with ovarian or other gynecological cancers after routine use of talcum powder. If you are suffering or have lost a loved one, we encourage you to contact us today and find out how you can hold the responsible parties accountable for putting profit over patient health. You may be eligible for compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, among other things.

Find out if you have grounds for a talcum powder lawsuit. Free case review: 877-803-2897

The risk is real.

Growing research suggests that talcum particles in the product can travel from a woman’s external genital area through the vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and into the ovaries. From there, it can take many years to dissolve, causing inflammation and an environment for cancer cells to thrive.

Hundreds of ovarian cancer victims across the country are taking legal action, alleging Johnson and Johnson knew about the ovarian cancer risks but ignored them to protect their bottom line. With each Johnson and Johnson lawsuit filed, public distrust continues to grow.

Is a talc lawsuit right for you?

Talcum powder has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer, potentially threatening the lives of millions of women who use it for feminine hygiene. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with cancer after routine use of this product, you may be able to file a talcum powder lawsuit.

Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder:

The truth about one of America’s most trusted brands.

Baby Powder has been a household product for decades, passed down from generation to generation to help soothe skin and reduce odor. In the early days, it was primarily used on babies’ bottoms to prevent diaper rash and other minor irritations.

“It has to be safe. It’s put on babies. It’s been around forever. Why haven’t we heard about any ill effects?”

―Marvin Salter, whose mother, Jacqueline Fox, died of ovarian cancer.

By the turn of century, Johnson and Johnson was persuading women to powder themselves, too. In 1913, advertisements included the tagline, “Best for Baby, Best for You,” according to recent story in Bloomberg titled, “Johnson & Johnson Has a Baby Powder Problem.”

Over the years, J&J has spent a great deal of effort convincing consumers that their Baby Powder was safety and trustworthy for babies and adults, but studies show Baby Powder is not nearly as safe as J&J would have you believe.

For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has cautioned against using Baby Powder on babies, warning the fine talc particles could cause breathing problems. And now, baby powder is in the spotlight for allegedly causing ovarian cancer in women who used it regularly for feminine hygiene.

Shower to Shower lawsuits are increasing around the country.

Deane Berg, a physician’s assistant from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was the first women to file a lawsuit in the United States claiming talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer. She had been dusting her perineum area with Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower since the age of 18, according to her story in the New York Post.

She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2006, at the age of 49. In 2013, she filed ― and won ― a federal lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. Although the jury did not award damages, they found J&J was negligent for failing to warn consumers of a link between talc-based feminine hygiene and ovarian cancer.

“I’m the equivalent of the first smokers who sued tobacco companies because of their lung cancer.”

―Deane Berg

The outcome paved the way for hundreds of other lawsuits ― two of which went to trial in the spring of 2016 and resulted in multi-million dollar judgements against Johnson & Johnson. The victims in those cases, one who died and one who survived, both used Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for decades.

Shower to Shower’s “sprinkle a day” campaign urges regular use.

In 1998, Johnson & Johnson came out with a catchy slogan for their Shower to Shower body powder, encouraging women to use it daily for feminine hygiene. “A sprinkle a day, helps keep odor away…Have you had your sprinkle today?”

Now, nearly 20 years later, the talcum powder contained in the product is being blamed for ovarian cancer and is the focus of dozens of Shower to Shower lawsuits across the country.

Do you have a claim?

Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Shower to Shower for daily feminine hygiene may be eligible to receive compensation for medical treatment, pain, suffering, emotional issues and other losses. Contact us today and find out if a Shower to Shower lawsuit is right for you.

Considering a Shower to Shower lawsuit? Call us for a free case review: 877-803-2897

Talcum powder cancer risks date back decades.

Although talcum powder is a staple in the bathroom cabinets of many American women, its potential link to ovarian cancer can be traced back more than 40 years. Scientific studies have been published in a number of prominent journals worldwide.

Researchers first pointed to a possible connection in 1971 when a British study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found talc particles “deeply embedded” in 10 out of 13 biopsied ovarian tumors.

That study was followed by a 1982 publication in the journal Cancer, which found that women who dusted their genital area or feminine napkins with talc were three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those without talc exposure.

What did J&J know and when did they know it?

More than 20 other studies have been performed over the years and most all found that women who used talc near their genitals were at an increased risk for ovarian cancer. In 2013, a genital powder cancer study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research showed women who dusted their genital area with talcum powder had a 20 to 30 percent greater risk than women who did not use talc products for intimate personal hygiene.

This is not an exhaustive list of all studies and events related to talcum powder and cancer. Johnson & Johnson ― the largest maker of health care products ― has been aware of the research establishing a cause-effect relationship for decades, yet the product is still being sold and marketed as a feminine hygiene product with NO warning on its labels about the potential cancer risk.

Talcum powder lawsuits are being filed across the country.

A barrage of talcum powder lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts against Johnson & Johnson, alleging the company knew about cancer risks but failed to warn consumers. So far, the health care giant has not fared well at trial ― twice being hit with 8-digit judgments.

In February 2016, a St. Louis jury ordered J&J to pay $72 million to relatives of an Alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer after long term use of talcum powder. Two months later, a different St. Louis jury awarded $55 million to a South Dakota survivor of the disease.

The jury foreman in the trial stemming from the death of the Alabama woman stated afterward that Johnson & Johnson’s own internal documents helped jurors make their decision. It was clear, she said, “they were hiding something,” according to a story in Bloomberg News.

The number of cases is growing.

Hundreds of talcum powder lawsuits are currently pending against Johnson & Johnson, as well as other talcum powder manufacturers. More lawsuits are being filed weekly and may allege:

  • Negligence
  • Failure to warn
  • Conspiracy
  • Breach of implied warranty
  • Strict products liability
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We offer free consultations to talcum powder cancer victims and their families. Whether over the phone or in person, we are here to answer your questions and explain the process.

We don’t get paid unless you win.

Our talc lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis, which means there is no out-of-pocket expense or risk for you. We only get paid if we win compensation for you ― either through settlement or a trial. We are committed to holding negligent manufacturers and companies responsible for the dangerous products they market.

Should you pursue a talcum powder lawsuit?

If you or a loved one used Baby Powder for feminine hygiene and later developed ovarian cancer, you may have a legal right to compensation. Our team of attorneys will review the case and determine what steps to take moving forward.

McDonald Law Firm has decades of experience representing clients who have suffered grievous injuries due to harmful products.

Our lawyers have tried more than 200 cases to jury verdict and have successfully represented thousands of clients who have suffered due to defective medical devices and dangerous drugs, including hip implants, transvaginal mesh, silicone gel breast implants, Fen/phen, Baycol and Vioxx. Unfortunately, we can’t undo the damage that has already been done, but we will do everything in our power to hold healthcare conglomerates, like Johnson & Johnson, responsible for putting profit over safety.

Free case evaluation:  877-803-2897

We offer free consultations to talcum powder cancer victims and their families. Whether over the phone or in person, we are here to answer your questions and explain the process.

We don’t get paid unless you win.

Our talc lawsuits are handled on a contingency basis, which means there is no out-of-pocket expense or risk for you. We only get paid if we win compensation for you ― either through settlement or a trial. We are committed to holding negligent manufacturers and companies responsible for the dangerous products they market.

Let’s talk.

Call: 877-803-2897
Text: 817-203-0260

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