If you’re a woman who uses talcum powder without giving it a second thought, it may be time to think twice. Talc has been linked with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Multiple studies have confirmed this connection, and juries across the country are now holding talcum manufacturers responsible for cases of ovarian cancer linked to the product.
In March 2019, a California jury awarded a $29 million verdict to a woman who sued Johnson & Johnson over allegations that the company’s talcum-based baby powder contained cancer-causing asbestos. This followed a 2018 Missouri jury verdict against the company for $4.69 billion in favor of 22 women who claimed the product gave them ovarian cancer. It is estimated that there are over 10,000 lawsuits currently pending against Johnson & Johnson for talcum-related claims.
We pursue and obtain maximum compensation for women who developed cancer after using talcum powder
Women in Maine and throughout New England who have received an ovarian cancer diagnosis after regular talcum powder use have a powerful ally in the attorneys of Berman & Simmons.
We know how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be. Learning that cancer may have been the product of corporate greed and negligence only makes matters worse. At Berman & Simmons, we not only fight to hold corporations accountable for the harm caused by their dangerous products and obtain the maximum amount of compensation available, but we also devote the time and energy needed to help clients through the many practical, financial, and emotional challenges they face during their case.
Ovarian cancer and talcum powder
Multiple studies over the past several decades have suggested a strong link between women’s use of talcum powder and the development of ovarian cancer. According to a 2015 study, ovarian cancer risk is a third higher for women who regularly use talcum powder around their genitals.
This was not the first medical study to raise alarms about talc products and ovarian cancer, as seen below.
A 2013 study showed a 20 to 30 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer in women using talcum powder compared to those who did not use it.
In 1982, a study showed women who used sanitary napkins with talcum powder were three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who did not.
In 1971, the first study exploring the link between talc and ovarian cancer found the substance in 75 percent of all ovarian tumors examined.
Not only is there a well-documented link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder, but a December 2018 report revealed that Johnson & Johnson may have known for decades that their talcum powder contained asbestos but did not warn the public or discontinue sales of the product.
Get Maine’s leading personal injury lawyers on your side
When companies like Johnson & Johnson put consumers at risk by marketing and selling unreasonably dangerous products, they should be held accountable and compensate injured consumers for the harm, loss, and damage that their products cause
Berman & Simmons is pursuing compensation for the damages suffered by individuals in Maine and throughout New England who may have talcum-related claims. We have the experience, legal skill, and medical resources to get you full compensation and to hold manufacturers accountable for the harm they inflict when they put their profits ahead of the safety of those who use their products.
Call Berman & Simmons today for your free talcum powder claim consultation
If you or someone you know developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, we would welcome the opportunity to help you obtain the compensation and resources you need and deserve.
Please contact Berman & Simmons today at (207)784-3576 to arrange for your free consultation to discuss your questions and concerns regarding talcum powder-related ovarian cancer. You pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you by settlement or jury verdict.
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