Talcum powder is used by women as part of their after-shower feminine hygiene regime. Millions have used it over the decades to stay dry and fresh, not knowing that they were actually putting a known carcinogen in and around their genitals. Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Johnson’s Talc Powder and Shower to Shower was recently in the news after it was ordered to pay $70 million in damages to the family of a woman who contracted ovarian cancer from using their powder for decades.
Johnson’s Talc Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer
The Johnson’s Powder and cancer link was known by the company as far back as the seventies; however, in the interest of maintaining a good public image as well as their profits, Johnson & Johnson decided to hide this information from consumers.
It is estimated that women who used and are currently using Johnson’s Talc Powder are 30 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer. The powder’s molecules has been shown to alter cell structure as well as disrupt the production of cancer fighting antibodies which then make it possible for ovarian cancer to thrive. In fact, when women’s ovaries that had been afflicted with this type of cancer were examined, powder molecules were shown to be embedded deep in the ovaries’ tissues.
Slick marketing and advertising has meant that hundreds and millions of women have unsuspectingly used Johnson’s Talc Powder. These innocent individuals were deceived by a company which failed in their duty of care to warn the public about a product that could potentially cause infertility, cancer and even kill them.
Johnson & Johnson’s Lawsuit Payout
In 2016, a jury awarded a Missouri woman $55 million after she developed ovarian cancer due to decades of using Johnson’s Talc Powder. Even though she had had endometriosis which made it more likely for her to develop ovarian cancer, her attorneys were able to argue that the use of the powder increased her chances of developing ovarian cancer by up to 200 percent.
If you’ve used any of Johnson & Johnson’s products and subsequently developed ovarian cancer, you may be able to sue for money damages, some of which include cost of treatment, surgery and rehabilitation, pain and suffering, loss of income, loss of enjoyment of life and even loss of companionship if your wife or daughter was affected.
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Do you have a Johnson & Johnson talc powder ovarian cancer claim in Indiana? Please call us for your free and confidential consultation today on 877-561-3004 and we’ll go about commencing a personal lawsuit on your behalf. Thanks for choosing us, and we look forward to hearing from you.