Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Research has shown that women who have used talcum powder, a substance commonly found in baby powder and feminine hygiene products, have a greater risk of developing ovarian cancer.
However, Johnson & Johnson, which manufactures two of the most popular products containing talcum powder, has continuously failed to warn consumers about this dangerous substance.
If you have used products with talcum and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be able to file a talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson to recover compensation for its negligence.
Contact the experienced product liability lawyers at D'Amico & Pettinicchi to discuss your legal options. We have a proven track record of securing just compensation for consumers who have been injured by dangerous products.
Research on Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
For decades, researchers have published studies demonstrating a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder.
In one of the first studies, published in 1971, researchers found talc particles deeply embedded in ovarian cancer tumors. Five years later, researchers began a study of 121,000 female registered nurses and found that the nurses had a moderately increased risk of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder.
However, the true landmark study on the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer was done in 1982. The study found that women who used talc powder as a hygiene product during ovulation increased their risk of developing ovarian cancer by 92 percent.
Since then, more than 20 other studies have shown a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Also, the National Cancer Institute has added talcum powder to its list of risk factors for developing ovarian cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and believe it could be linked to your use of talcum powder, contact our skilled product liability lawyers to see if you can file a talcum powder lawsuit.
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Johnson & Johnson Continually Failed to Warn Consumers
Despite all of the evidence showing a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson has continued to sell products with this dangerous substance without adding a warning label to its products so consumers are aware of the risks.
More than 1,000 talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson over its failure to warn consumers. In one lawsuit that concluded in 2013, a South Dakota jury ruled that there was a link between the plaintiff's ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2006 and her use of talcum powder products for nearly 30 years.
In February 2016, the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer was awarded $72 million in damages from Johnson & Johnson. The woman had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for more than 35 years before her cancer diagnosis.
The jury in the case also found Johnson & Johnson liable for fraud, negligence and conspiracy for not making the woman aware of the risks of talcum powder.
If you think that your ovarian cancer diagnosis was caused by your use of talcum powder, you may be able to file a talcum powder lawsuit to obtain compensation for the physical, financial and emotional harm you have experienced.
The skilled product liability lawyers at D'Amico & Pettinicchi are committed to holding negligent companies accountable when they cause harm to consumers. We also work tirelessly to ensure that affected consumers receive the maximum compensation for their injuries.
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Filing a Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Companies have a legal obligation to warn you when they manufacture products with dangerous substances that can cause cancer or other severe health problems. When companies do not warn you, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses.
Johnson & Johnson has continually failed in its obligation to adequately warn consumers that using products with talcum powder puts women at an increased risk for ovarian cancer. Affected consumers may be able to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for the devastating impact of their cancer diagnosis.
The highly skilled product liability lawyers at D'Amico & Pettinicchi are available to discuss your claim. We have seen the devastating effects that harmful products have on consumers and we want them to receive fair compensation for what they have had to endure.
Contact us today to set up a free, no obligation consultation to find out if you can file a talcum powder lawsuit to get the justice you deserve.