Will a Johnson & Johnson Recall Talcum Powder Products Due to the Cancer Risk?



As thousands of women and families nationwide learn that the talcum powder ovarian cancer risk is not a myth, questions are being raised about whether Johnson & Johnson should recall their baby powder or remove talc from their products.

Although there are certainly safer alternatives available, and most women would not choose to continuing using the products for feminine hygiene if they had been informed about the ovarian cancer risk, there are no indications that Johnson & Johnson will be forced to issue a talc powder recall.


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Saiontz & Kirk, PA, Attorneys & Lawyers, Baltimore, MD

Our lawyers represent women throughout the U.S. who are pursuing Johnson’s Baby Powder cancer lawsuits and Shower-to-Shower cancer lawsuits over the manufacturer’s failure to warn that use of the products around the female genitals or in their underwear may increase the risk of ovarian cancer.

Evidence suggests that Johnson & Johnson has known for years about the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder, with evidence of talc found in many ovarian tumors. However, the only warnings provided indicate to avoid contact with the eyes or open wounds, and to avoid inhalation.

Lawsuits allege that due to the unreasonable risk, Johnson & Johnson should have recalled talc from baby powder or provided stronger warnings for women.

Rather than recalling Baby Powder, it is likely that Johnson & Johnson will be forced to update the warnings provided for women, allowing them to make a decision for themselves about whether the benefits provided by using the products justify the risk. In addition, safer formulations of baby powder may avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, including use of cornstarch instead of talc.

Informing potential users and the medical community about the talc powder risks may have helped thousands of women avoid an ovarian cancer from Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower.

Talcum Powder Recall Lawyers

The talc powder attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations to help determine if financial compensation may be available for individuals who have suffered ovarian cancer or wrongful death as a result of Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower-to-Shower or other talcum powder products.

As a result of the manufacturers’ decision to place their desire for profits before women’s health, talc powder ovarian cancer settlements may eventually be available for women and families nationwide.

All cases are reviewed by our lawyers under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and we receive no attorney fees or expense reimbursements unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery in your talcum powder lawsuit.


Austin Kirk

Last Updated September 20, 2018
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