Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were injured as a result of prolonged use of talcum powder (talc), the active ingredient in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower personal hygiene powders. Research indicates that exposure to talc products is associated with ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.
As of December, 2021, there were over 37,000 lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson resulting from injuries related to its contaminated talc-based products. Plaintiffs in these lawsuits allege that exposure to talc caused them to develop ovarian cancer or mesothelioma. Asbestos and talc naturally occur together; therefore, mined talc can become contaminated with asbestos. The World Health Organization and other authorities have cautioned there is no safe level of asbestos exposure.
The majority of lawsuits allege that the use of talc products contributed to the development of ovarian cancer. Each year, more than 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. According to studies, women who use talc powder once per week have a 30-60 percent higher chance of developing ovarian cancer. In several cases, plaintiffs in ovarian cancer lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson have received significant awards. In a groundbreaking case in July 2018, 22 women were awarded $4.7 billion in compensatory and punitive damages after a St. Louis jury determined that Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder contained asbestos and caused ovarian cancer.
There have also been several plaintiff verdicts in talc-based mesothelioma cases. Mesothelioma is a cancer that surrounds the lining of the lungs and other organs. Typically, mesothelioma is diagnosed in men who had exposure to asbestos in the workplace. Reports have shown that talc companies manufactured products that tested positive for asbestos. Johnson & Johnson concealed data that revealed asbestos contamination in talc. In reports to the FDA, the company denied that asbestos was present in talc products
Long-term personal use of talcum powder may be linked to cancer. Users of talc-based products have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma and ovarian cancer.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Talcum Powder, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:
The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.