Johnson & Johnson Talcum PowderJohnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Talcum powder, that seemingly harmless household product trusted by women for generations for use on their babies and for feminine hygiene, may be responsible for causing serious and deadly ovarian cancer.

When used on the genital area, talc particles can travel into the ovaries and remain there, causing inflammation and leading to the growth of ovarian cancer cells.

Johnson & Johnson has known of the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer since at least 1971, when a study of ovarian cancer patients revealed talc particles in their ovarian tissues. Subsequent studies have confirmed the carcinogenic properties of talcum powder. In fact, an internal memo from a Johnson & Johnson medical consultant in 1997 stated that to deny the risk of hygienic talc causing ovarian cancer is “denying the obvious.”

Despite all of this, Johnson & Johnson has marketed and sold this dangerous product to unwitting families for almost 50 years without restriction or warnings of any kind.

Currently, Johnson & Johnson is facing over a thousand lawsuits from women and their families stemming from their use of talc products and the development of ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson continues to deny the connections and the risks of talcum powder usage, despite multi-million dollar verdicts for women who used their talcum product and developed ovarian cancer. The juries found that Johnson & Johnson knew that baby powder could cause ovarian cancer, and that Johnson & Johnson did not warn families of the risk.

Our accomplished lawyers have an extensive record of securing substantial awards and settlements for the victims of personal injuries and their families. Our legal team believes in holding negligent manufacturers and companies accountable for the dangerous products they market.

If you or a family member was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using a talcum-based Johnson & Johnson powder product, such as Shower to Shower or Johnson’s Baby Powder, please contact us today at (215) 568-1990 or complete the form to the right for your free consultation. We welcome clients from the greater Philadelphia area, throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and nationwide.