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Millions Awarded in Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Posted on March 6, 2016

The deceased woman’;s family was able to prove that Johnson & Johnson knew or should have known about the risk of developing cancer by using their baby powder. The family’;s attorney presented a 1997 internal memo written by a Johnson & Johnson medical consultant who said that “anybody who denies” the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder was “denying the obvious in the face of all evidence to the contrary.”

This consultant was most likely referring to medical studies dating back to the 1960s that had found links to talcum powder and increased ovarian cancer risks. Recent studies have also backed up these findings. In 2015, the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer found talc use increased risk of ovarian cancer by anywhere from 30 to 60 percent. The World Health Organization classifies talc as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently doesn’;t review the safety of products containing talc, but requires the product be tested for safety and properly labeled.

Johnson & Johnson and Toxic Ingredients

This situation isn’;t the first time Johnson & Johnson has faced criticism for dangerous ingredients in its products. In 2012, the company was forced to stop using formaldehyde and 1,4-Dioxane (two known human carcinogens) in its products after facing petitions and boycotts for using these harmful additives.

Do I have a Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit?

Farah & Farah is currently investigating injuries related to baby powder and talcum use. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after regularly using baby powder, contact us. We can help you pursue the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering related to your injuries. Contact us today at (800) 533-3555.