Talcum Powder and Cancer Lawsuits: What You Need to Know

It’s no secret that the use of talcum powder has been a hotly debated topic in recent years. While it’s been a staple in many households for decades, its safety has come into question due to potential links to cancer.

According to various studies and lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson, one of the leading manufacturers of talcum powder, there is evidence that long-term use of talc-based products can increase the risk of ovarian cancer and other types of cancers.

But what exactly is talc powder and how could it possibly cause cancer? Let’s take a closer look at the facts.

The Controversy Surrounding Talcum Powder

The controversy surrounding talcum powder began in the 1970s when studies first suggested a possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Since then, numerous studies have been conducted, with some showing a slight increase in risk and others finding no link at all.

However, in recent years, there have been multiple high-profile cases where women who used talc-based products for feminine hygiene purposes were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. These cases have resulted in multi-million dollar lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson.

Legal Implications

As more and more cases of ovarian cancer linked to talcum powder use are being brought to light, lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson have been on the rise. In 2018 alone, the company faced over 9,000 lawsuits related to talc powder and cancer.

In some cases, juries have awarded millions of dollars in damages to plaintiffs who claimed that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn consumers about the potential risks associated with their product.


See if You Qualify for a Lawsuit

Diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer after talcum powder use?

Looking for a Lawyer to Handle Your Talcum Case?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talc-based products, it’s important to seek legal counsel from an experienced lawyer. They can help you navigate the complexities of these cases and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Time Is Running Out to File a Claim

   After a cancer diagnosis, most J&J talcum powder cases are subject to a strict statute of limitations. We strongly encourage you to act now to ensure you can receive the compensation you’re owed.

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Are You Eligible to File a Talcum Lawsuit?

To potentially qualify for a talcum lawsuit, individuals must satisfy these criteria:

  • Must have used talc-based powder for 1+ years in the genital area
  • Have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma.
  • If diagnosed with ovarian cancer:
    • Diagnosis must have occurred since 2000.
    • If calling concerning a loved one who has passed away due to ovarian cancer, their passing must have been after October 2019.

If you or someone in your family developed cancer after using talc-based powders, our lawyers can evaluate your claim and help you gather medical records and evidence to build a case.