Cancer Risk from Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder
Talcum Powder (Baby Powder) and ovarian cancer – As many as 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year may have been caused by regular use of talcum powder. Talc is a mineral made of up various elements including magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Talc is ground to make talcum powder which is used to absorb moisture and is widely available in various products including baby powder and adult products including body and facial powder. Talc products used regularly in the genital area could increase the risk of ovarian cancer if the powder were to travel through the vagina, uterus and fallopian tubes to the ovaries. A jury recently found consumer health care products manufacturer Johnson & Johnson knew of the cancer risks associated with its talc products but failed to warn consumers.
Persons or family members of persons who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talc-based baby powder or body powder products may have grounds to file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit. Filing a lawsuit enables families to seek compensation for medical care, pain, suffering, and loss associated with ovarian cancer.