Proof That Talcum Powder Causes Harm
According to the New York Times, more than 20 studies since 1971 link talc powder to ovarian cancer. In 2003, an analysis of 16 of those studies determined that people who used talcum powder were 33% more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
Johnson & Johnson knew about the link between its baby powder made with talc and ovarian cancer long before the studies came out. Allegedly, the company spent decades trying to hide the negative information from the public, failing to warn countless women of the dangers of its product.
Talc Powder & Ovarian Cancer
When used near the genitals, talc powder can travel to the ovaries and become embedded in ovarian tissue. Although talc is a natural mineral, it is difficult for the body to remove the particles. This results in inflammation and cancerous tumors.
Both the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society consider the use of talc powder a risk factor for ovarian cancer. Despite this, Johnson & Johnson and other talc powder manufacturers did not place appropriate product warnings.
Talc Powder & Mesothelioma
In addition to talc, the same baby powder may be contaminated with asbestos. The same studies found problems with talc powder in 1971 and later stated concerns about trace amounts of asbestos in Johnson & Johnson products. Those studies indicated that the talc mines were not asbestos-free. This information has since become public, and many women now rightfully want someone to answer for their injuries.
Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Several individual lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson by women alleging that the company failed to warn them about cancer risks adequately. Victims have been able to recover:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (spousal relationship)
- Mental anguish
Rather than taking the case to trial, the company responsible may offer the victim a settlement. If we can prove without a doubt that your condition is caused by talc or the asbestos that is also in the powder, we may be able to secure a settlement on your behalf.
Talc Powder Wrongful Death Cases
If your loved one passed away due to talcum powder cancer or mesothelioma from baby powder, you may also be eligible for compensation. The damages available include funeral expenses, burial costs, lost income, lost support, and more. Atlee Hall can help you get what’s necessary so you and your family can move forward.
Contact a Talcum Powder Lawyer for Help
If you or a loved one used talcum powder that caused cancer or another serious condition, you should speak with our experienced talc injury lawyers. Atlee Hall can gather the evidence you need to support your case. We will hold the company that caused your injury responsible, and if a baby powder lawsuit is necessary, we will guide you through it.
Call Atlee Hall today at (717) 393-9596 or use our online contact form to reach out for a free consultation.