Talcum Powder Litigation
The Miller Firm is currently pursuing claims related to Johnson and Johnson’s Talcum Powder (“baby powder”) causing ovarian cancer in women. Talc is one of the main ingredients in products such as Johnson & Johnson’s® Baby Powder and Shower to Shower® body powder for women. Talc contained in many of these powders is a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate and has been linked to various cancers, particularly ovarian cancer.
Failure to Warn and Improper Marketing
The linkage between an association of a risk of ovarian cancer and the use of talcum powder has long been known by Johnson and Johnson yet they failed to warn product users. Dating back to the 1970s, researchers found evidence of the cancerous properties of Talc. Recent studies such as that by Dr. Margaret Gates of the Harvard Medical School at Boston in 2009 found that women who used talcum powder around their genital area carried a 40 percent higher risk for ovarian cancer than those who did not. In spite of this, Johnson and Johnson continued to market the product for hygienic uses, including the particularly at risk use in the female genitalia. Their use of the product has gone largely unregulated as under the law it is viewed as a cosmetic product and does not face the higher FDA scrutiny of products such as prescription drugs.
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The Miller Firm is currently investigating potential cases. Please contact us if you or a loved one has used talcum powder and subsequently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer 1-540-672-4224.