Can Talcum Baby Powder Cause Cancer?

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Johnson & Johnson is facing thousands of lawsuits over allegations that its talcum baby powder product is linked to ovarian cancer. Talcum baby powder may increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Talc is a mineral composed of silicon, oxygen, magnesium and hydrogen. Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower is commonly used to prevent chafing and other problems that create physical discomfort. Talc minerals can migrate to the ovaries and cause inflammation. Expert physicians believe that this inflammation may trigger the development of cancer cells. Johnson & Johnson has been accused of knowing about and covering up this possible risk.

Women filing these lawsuits have suffered significant illness and ovarian cancer as a result of using this defective and dangerous product. Women affected by this defective product have suffered alongside their family members. Families have lost mothers, wives and sisters to ovarian cancer. If this product has caused a woman to suffer from ovarian cancer, she and her family deserve justice.

Damages from a lawsuit could help pay for some of the costs created by this potentially defective product. Lawsuits can also serve as a deterrent by preventing companies from releasing products with similar flaws.

Can I File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

You should not let the overturned $417 million and $72 million jury verdicts against Johnson & Johnson stop you from researching your eligibility to file a talc powder lawsuit. This news does not mean that talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and other parties are suddenly invalid. There may be particular reasons why these verdicts were overturned. There are still thousands of pending lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for cases of ovarian cancer that may have been caused by its baby powder product.

If you or a loved one were harmed from using this product, then you should speak with one of our attorneys. The Philadelphia product liability lawyers at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., can help you determine whether you would be eligible to file a lawsuit.

It takes a specific mindset, specialized skills and substantial resources. The types of cases we handle are not the average personal injury. They involve severe, permanent injuries to people that radically affect their lives forever, or in some instances, even cause their death.