Talcum powder use in genital hygiene has been linked to an increased risk for ovarian cancer. Frequent use of baby powder in feminine hygiene may lodge talc particles in ovarian tissue which over time can result in the development of ovarian cancer.
It is estimated that one in five women routinely use talcum powder products like baby powder for feminine hygiene purposes. Talcum powder is found in well-known brands such as Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower, Clubman Pinaud Talc, Nivea Pure Talc, Gold Bond Medicated Powder, and McKesson Baby Powder.
Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of death among women. More than 20,000 women per year are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Talcum powder’s link to ovarian cancer dates to at least 1971, and numerous clinical studies since then have also found an association between talc use and ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson, makers of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Shower to Shower products, announced in 2020 that the company will no longer sell talc-based powders in North America.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed in federal and state courts around the country alleging ovarian cancer and death from the use of talcum powder. Several trials have resulted in verdicts in the hundreds of millions of dollars for victims and their families.
Gancedo Law Firm is investigating claims involving suspected injuries from the use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of using talcum powder, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us toll-free at (800) 500-5735 to receive a free consultation with one of our talcum powder lawyers, or complete our quick intake form on the right to receive a free case evaluation.