The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are now reviewing potential talc powder ovarian cancer lawsuits on behalf of women who used Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower Body Powder, Johnson’s Baby Powder or other talcum powder products on their genital areas over a period of time prior to being diagnosed with cancer.
Although the manufacturers appear to have known for decades about the risk of ovarian cancer from talcum powder use for feminine hygiene, inadequate warnings have been provided.
Talcum powders include any baby or body powders that are made from talc, which is a hydrated magnesium silicate.
Talc powders have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes and to soothe rashes and the skin.
Several studies and reports have found evidence of talc inside ovarian tumors, as it appears that the talcum powder may migrate from the genital area into the fallopian tubes, uterus and ovarias.
In June 2013, a study was published in the medical journal Cancer Prevention Research, which found that genital powder use is associated with an increased risk of epithelial ovarian cancer. Researchers compared the rates of ovarian cancer among women who reported talcum powder use on the genitals with women who never used talc powder. The findings suggested that talcum powder users may face a 20% to 30% higher risk of ovarian cancer.
In light of these findings, serious questions have been raised about the marketing practices of Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers of talcum powder. Baby powder and talc body powders have been promoted as a feminine hygiene product, despite known concerns about that it may cause vaginal irritation and increase the risk of cancer.
Thousands of cases of ovarian cancer from talc powder may have been avoided if manufacturers had provided adequate warnings about the risk of applying the powder to the genital area, including to underwear or sanitary towels.
Contact the talc powder lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. to review whether you, a friend or family member may be entitled to financial compensation following a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. There are no out-of-pocket costs associated with hiring our law firm, as any attorney fees and expenses are only paid out of any potential recovery that may be obtained.