Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawyers in St. Louis

Talcum powder ovarian cancer lawyers from our St. Louis and Metro-East Illinois offices are currently working with women to recover just compensation for their damages and suffering. Though talcum powder and talc products have been used for many generations for cosmetic and hygiene purposes from treatment for diaper rashes to enhancing a woman’s comfort when used in the genital area, we have evidence that Johnson & Johnson and other makers of talcum powder and talc products knew for decades that genital use of these products increased the risk of an ovarian cancer diagnosis.

Ovarian Cancer linked to Talcum Powder for Decades

A study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research in 2013 found that women who use talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes could increase their risk of ovarian cancer by up to 30%. However, this was not the first time talcum powder was associated with ovarian cancer:

  • A study conducted in 1971 found that 75% of ovarian cancer tumors contained talc
  • An article published in the New York Times in 1982 claimed that Johnson & Johnson knew that the risk of ovarian cancer increased by up to three times for women who use talcum powder on the genital area

Ovarian cancer is not common, but it is a very aggressive form of cancer. Many women fail to recognize symptoms of ovarian cancer until the disease is at an advanced stage, when the American Cancer Society states that only about 20% of patients survive.

Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits

To date, multiple women have filed successful talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits. In these lawsuits, plaintiffs claim that the makers of talc, including Johnson & Johnson, failed in their duty to protect consumers by withholding information about the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. In one successful lawsuit, three separate doctors identified talc in samples of the plaintiffs’ cancerous tissue and an expert witness stated that up to 10,000 women may be diagnosed with ovarian cancer linked to talc every year.

In talcum powder cancer lawsuits, victims and their families may recover substantial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. For more information on how our St. Louis talcum powder cancer lawyers can help you recover the compensation due to you, contact us to schedule a free legal consultation.