Talcum powder is a hygiene product used by thousands of women across the United States. Studies dating from 1971 to now have shown that talcum powder, more commonly known as baby powder, can cause ovarian cancer. Recent studies have concluded that using talcum powder increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer by 33% due to the powder migrating into the fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries.
Talcum powder falls under the cosmetic category, and is not subject to regulation under the Federal Food and Drug and Cosmetic Act. Therefore, products that fall into this category are not screened using the same process as medications and medical devices. This also means that the ingredients in cosmetic products are not screened for approval from the FDA. The responsibility of consumer safety rests solely on the manufacturer of the product.
A lawsuit filed in 2013 alleges that Johnson & Johnson knew about the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer since as early as 1982, when a landmark study found that women using these products as personal powders were at a 92 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer at some point in life. However, to this day, Johnson & Johnson’s talc powders do not include any type of warnings on the packaging about the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
The Brad Morris Law Firm has helped recover millions of dollars for people injured because of someone else’s negligence and our team is committed to seeking justice for those who have been affected by a talcum powder product. If you or someone you love were ever diagnosed with ovarian cancer, please call our prescription drug and medical device hotline NOW to start the claim process and get the compensation you deserve.
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