Researchers at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center at Brigham and the Women’s Hospital in Boston conducted a study to determine the link between talcum powder usage and the risk of ovarian cancer. Results of the study show that women who use talcum powder on the genitals on a regular basis have a 33% chance at a higher risk of ovarian cancer.
There have been concerns regarding the use of talcum powder over the years, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention does not include it as a possible risk for ovarian cancer. In 2006, however, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer labeled talcum powder as a possible carcinogenic.
The author of this study has appeared as a paid expert to testify in various cases involving talcum powder, including the most recent case involving a $72 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson to the family of a decedent who used the company’s products for years.
Ovarian cancer is a serious condition. If it develops as a result of talcum powder use, it may be possible for the victim to file a claim against the manufacturer to hold them accountable and seek compensation.
At Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, we are currently investigating claims against various manufacturers of products containing talc. If you or someone you know has used talc and developed a serious medical condition, contact our firm to discuss the possibility of a lawsuit. Our firm offers free consultations to discuss the details of your case and we can help determine the strongest possible strategy to help you.
Some of the most common manufacturers of talcum powder are Johnson & Johnson, Gold Bond, Clubman, Nivea, and McKesson. If you have used any of these products and you believe something may be wrong, check with a medical professional today.