Side Effects of Baby Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential claims for women throughout the United States who have used Johnson’s Baby Powder for female hygiene purposes and been diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Johnson’s Baby Powder has been sold for decades as a safe and effective product. However, research has found that talc contained within the baby powder may migrate into the fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries, leading to an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
As a result of Johnson & Johnson’s failure to warn women about this potential risk when their product is applied to female genitals, financial compensation may be available through a Baby Powder ovarian cancer lawsuit.
Request a free consultation and case evaluation to find out if you or a loved one may have a claim. There are never any out-of-pocket costs to speak with our baby powder lawyers, and we only receive an attorney fee or expenses if we are successful obtaining a recovery for you and your family.
Baby Powder Cancer Risk
Johnson’s Baby Powder was first introduced in 1893. At the time, the company focused on medical plasters, which caused some patients to suffer irritated skin.
After the company’s scientific director, Fred Kilmer, sent them containers of talc from Italy, which some mothers discovered worked well on diaper rash, Johnson’s Baby Powder was introduced.
While the company initially marketed the powder primarily for use on infants and children, it has become increasingly popular among women as a body powder for feminine hygiene. However, recent studies suggest that Baby Powder side effects may increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
When baby powder is applied to the female genitals, it may migrate through the body, as studies have found evidence of talc in ovarian cancer tumors for many women. Studies dating back to the 1960s have provided evidence that suggests talcum-based baby powder products may pose a serious health risk for women.
Despite information that Johnson’s Baby Powder may be causing women to develop ovarian cancer, the manufacturer has withheld information about this potential risk, promoting the talc powder as safe and effective.
In October 2019, Johnson & Johnson was forced to issue a Johnson’s Baby Powder recall, after it was discovered that up to 33,000 bottles may have been distributed that were contaminated with asbestos particles.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration found chrysotile asbestos in Baby Powder samples, which may increase the risk of mesothelioma, ovarian cancer and other injuries.
Baby Powder Class Action Lawyers
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Baby Powder class action lawsuits as well as individual ovarian cancer lawsuits for women throughout the United States. Shower-to-Shower lawsuits are also being reviewed for women who used this other talcum-based body powder developed by Johnson & Johnson.
As a result of the manufacturer’s decision to place their desire for profits before consumer safety, financial compensation may be available for women who may have developed ovarian cancer following use of this product for feminine hygiene.
Free consultations and claim evaluations are available to help women determine if they are eligible to pursue a baby powder lawsuit, and all cases are handled under a contingency fee agreement. This means that there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm, and we only receive an attorney fee or reimbursed expenses if we are successful obtaining a recovery in your case.