Number of Lawsuits:
About 5,000 pending in state and federal court
Johnson & Johnson; Imerys Talc America
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
Two class-action lawsuits filed in 2014 in California and Illinois
July to August 2017 in Los Angeles, California
Top Jury Verdict:
$417 million in compensatory and punitive damages
Georgia Talcum Powder Cancer Attorney
What is Talcum Powder?
Talcum powder can be found in various products, including baby powder, feminine products, cosmetics, and contraceptives. Although it can be found in many households across the U.S., talcum powder has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women.
Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer
Numerous studies have been conducted to determine whether talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, can cause ovarian cancer. Data from over a dozen American Cancer Society studies has shown that women who use products containing talc may be 30% more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who use talc-free products.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified talc-based powder as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” when used in the genital area. The body cannot break down talc, and when it is used in the genital area it may travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes into the ovaries, where it may cause irritation or lead to the development of cancerous cells.
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