If you’ve ever used baby powder, you’ve come in contact with something called talc. Talc is a mineral that contains magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. It absorbs moisture well, so it’s used in a lot of products meant to prevent rashes, like hygienic powders for adult women.
But researchers have found talc might be very dangerous. Some studies have connected talcum powder and ovarian cancer, and the courts have taken notice:
In February 2016, a jury awarded $72 million against Johnson & Johnson for their products’ link to ovarian cancer, in part because the company was apparently aware of the risks and didn’t warn consumers. The case has led to many similar lawsuits.
Injured by talc?
There’s a very interesting finding from all these talcum powder cases: talc can remain in the ovaries as evidence. That means not only can talcum powder likely cause this extremely dangerous disease – sometimes it can even be proven with the product itself.
My Memphis baby powder injury firm is currently taking talcum powder cases. I’m speaking with potential clients now.
If a woman you know has used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder or shower to shower product consistently and developed ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.
Contact me today to discuss your situation for free.