There are currently almost 5,000 claims against the company alleging J&J knew of the risk of ovarian cancer with its baby powder and Shower to Shower product but chose to ignore the risk.
Talc is made up mostly of magnesium, silicon and oxygen, which, when ground into powder form, can absorb moisture. For decades talcum powder has been widely used to help keep skin dry and to prevent irritation and rashes there for years , causing inflammation and leading to the growth of cancer cells.
The link between J&J’s products containing talcum powder and ovarian cancer is not new. It dates back to the early 1970’s when studies of ovarian cancer showed particles pf talc in their ovarian tissue.
J&J failed to accept this possibility and add warning labels to their products even when their own talc supplies stated warnings of the dangers.
In fact, a study by a Harvard Doctor estimates that talc in Hygiene products may be a contributing fact in the development of ovarian cancer in as many as 10,000 woman each year.
A new study indicates that there is a “significant association” between a woman’s use of talcum-based powder and the development of ovarian cancer.
Researchers at Tisch Cancer Institute of Mount Sinai in Manhattan examined 24 previously published studies with data on 302,000 woman with ovarian cancer. the result, published recently in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, indicate that, overall, women who said they used powders that contained talcum were at a 20 percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer than those that did not use the product.
What You Can Recover For:
1. Past and Future medical expenses to treat your cancer
2. Past and future pain and suffering that results from your injuries
3. Wage loss, if any.
4. Other economic losses you might have sustained as a result of your illness and treatment.
5. Punitive damages, if appropriate