Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Verdict Brings Call For More Studies Linking Baby Powder To Ovarian Cancer


Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Found Ovarian Cancer Can Develop In Women Who Use Talc-Based Products In Their Feminine Hygiene Routine.

Talcum-Powder-Cancer-LawsuitA landmark $72 million verdict in a talcum powder cancer lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson has raised concerns over the safety of talcum powder for feminine hygiene use. The American Cancer Society says more research is needed because findings from existing studies have been mixed. Talcum powder lawsuits, however, claim there is indeed a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder use and manufacturers, like Johnson & Johnson, have failed to warn consumers about the cancer risk.

“Women have used talcum powder for routine hygiene purposes for years, but more evidence is being presented to show the link between talc-based products and ovarian cancer,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, a gynecological surgeon and founder of Southern Med Law, whose expertise has provided him with unique insight into the various legal and medical issues surrounding growing number of talcum powder lawsuits being filed against Johnson & Johnson, maker of the well-known Shower to Shower and Baby Powder.

Southern Med Law is continuing to investigate the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. The firm asked those who believe they have developed cancer after using talcum powder for a period of time to contact the firm by calling 1-(205) 547-5525 or you can visit www.southernmedlaw.com to fill out a contact form and received more news on talcum powder lawsuits.

Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral composed mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen, the American Cancer Society explains. Talcum powder absorbs moisture well and helps cut down on friction, which is why it helps to keep skin dry and prevent rashes. It is widely used in cosmetic products such as baby powder and adult body and facial powders, and in a wide range of other consumer products including chewing gum.
[cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/athome/talcum-powder-and-cancer, America Cancer Society, November 21, 2014]

Two days after the February 22 jury verdict, Johnson & Johnson posted an article on its blog about the safety of talcum powder. The company claims research papers and epidemiology studies have evaluated talc and perineal use since the early 1990s and the studies found talc to be safe. However, a new study published in the journal of Epidemiology, found that years of consistent genital talc use increases the risk of women developing ovarian cancer by as much as 33 percent. Leading the study was Dr. Daniel Cramer, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, who first reported a potential cancer link in 1982. Until more more information is available, the American Cancer Society recommends that people concerned with talcum powder “may want to avoid or limit their use of consumer products that contain it.”

In February, a St. Louis (Missouri) Circuit Court jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $62 million in punitive damages and $10 million in compensatory damages to the family of an Alabama woman who had used the company’s talcum powder products for routine personal hygiene for 35 years. The 62-year-old woman died of ovarian cancer in 2015. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01, 22nd Judicial District (St. Louis), Missouri) Court records indicate that this was the first talcum powder cancer lawsuit in which a jury ordered the company to pay damages.

About Southern Med Law And Filing Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits: Southern Med Law is led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist that is determined to stop the large manufacturers of personal health products and medical devices from injuring more women. The legal staff at Southern Med Law is an experienced group of attorneys who posses a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.

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[reuters.com/article/us-health-talc-cancer-idUSKCN0W52R1, Reuters, March 3, 2016]
[blogjnj.com/2016/02/the-facts-about-talc-safety/, Johnson & Johnson, February 24, 2016]
[cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/athome/talcum-powder-and-cancer, America Cancer Society, November 21, 2014]

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