A number of lawsuits have been brought against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson claiming that Johnson & Johnson has known about the risk of ovarian cancer related to talcum powder for decades and they failed to warn its consumers of the danger.
The first talcum powder case was successfully argued in 2013 where a federal jury found that talcum contained in some Johnson & Johnson powders created a heightened risk of ovarian cancer when used in the female genital region.
The plaintiff, in this case, Jacqueline Fox, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2006 and had used talcum-based Johnson & Johnson powders in her feminine hygiene routine for nearly 30 years. Four months later, the jury found that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn consumers of a known link between the use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene and the risk of ovarian cancer.
When to Contact a Lawyer
Lawyers across the country are reviewing potential cases for people that feel they have been injured by the use of talcum powder. If you or a loved have been frequent users of talcum powder or talcum products, it is important to not only consult your doctor but to contact an experienced injury attorney immediately.