Feldman & Pinto’s Philadelphia drug injury lawyers are evaluating talcum powder injury cases from women who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson (J&J) talcum powder products.
These products include Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower body powder.
Talcum powder use for women’s personal hygiene is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Talcum powder injury lawsuits brought against J&J allege that the company:
- knew for more than 40 years that women’s use of talcum powders on or near the genitals could cause ovarian cancer
- was aware that thousands of women were using these powders for feminine hygiene, and
- failed to warn women of the known increase in ovarian cancer risk from these powders
Juries have found J&J liable for women’s ovarian cancer in talcum powder injury lawsuits already filed against the company.
Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer: Feldman & Pinto’s Medical Malpractice Attorneys also sue medical providers who contribute to injuries caused by talcum powder use in their patients. The medical community has been aware of the dangerous risks of talcum powder use by women for many years.
A doctor can be liable for medical negligence if the doctor:
- knew or reasonably should have known that a female patient used talcum powder for feminine hygiene
- failed to advise against the patient’s continued use of the product, and / or
- negligently failed to diagnose the woman’s ovarian cancer contributed to by her talcum powder use
Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
Health agencies have voiced concerns about the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer for more than 40 years. These concerns began when medical professionals began to suspect a link between talcum powder and cancer in women’s reproductive systems. The first study showing this link took place in 1971, yet J&J continued to market its talcum powder products for female hygiene use.
Ovarian cancer may develop if powder particles make their way from a woman’s vagina to her ovaries. At least one study linked use of these powders by African American women with a 44% increased risk of one type of ovarian cancer.
Talcum powder use has also been linked to mesothelioma, another and very deadly form of cancer. For more information on talc-induced mesothelioma (meso), see Philadelphia Talc Mesothelioma Lawyers
Contact a Philadelphia Talcum Powder Injury Lawyer
You may be entitled to money damages if you suffered personal injuries after talcum powder use. Please contact us to learn more about filing a talcum powder injury lawsuit. Our personal injury lawyers can help you obtain the compensation and justice you deserve.