Thousands of people who developed mesothelioma or ovarian cancer after using talc-based products have taken legal action against manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors alleging their products were contaminated with asbestos, a well-known cancer-causing agent.
Talc, a soft and versatile clay mineral, is the active ingredient in talcum powder cosmetic and hygiene popular products such as Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, and Talc Powder from major manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. As women apply these products around their genital area, specks of talcum can travel into the ovaries from the fallopian tubes. These particles can remain lodged in a woman’s ovaries for years and it is alleged that they lead to the growth of cancer cells.
Talcum powder’s relationship with ovarian cancer is not a recent discovery. Since at least 1971, more than 20 studies have linked talc powder to ovarian cancer and, in 2003, an analysis of 16 of these studies found that women using talcum powder were 33 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
Previous and ongoing talcum powder lawsuits have named major brands within the talc supply chain, from manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson to suppliers. It has been alleged that Johnson & Johnson knew about the ovarian cancer risk since at least 1982, but failed to warn women using these products. In addition, recently unearthed information reported by Reuters, showed that Johnson & Johnson knew of the possible link of asbestos to their talc products. According to the article, the company spent decades trying to keep this negative information from reaching the public.
The main foundation of the Johnson & Johnson talc lawsuit is that they knew they were selling a product that contained a cancer-causing agent and were aware of this for decades and decided to ignore it and not warn their customers of the grave risks of their products.
If you regularly used talcum powder products and you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer within the last three years (or the statute of limitations in your state), you may have a valid talcum powder lawsuit and you should contact us immediately. Although the talcum powder litigation has been going on for a long time and some cases have already been settled, it is not too late to file your talc lawsuit. We at RemedyBridge are here to help you and guide you through these difficult times. At RemedyBridge all consultations for case review are free and confidential.
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