For some time now, Johnson & Johnson has had to answer questions about whether its talcum powder causes ovarian cancer. With lawsuits on the rise, including cases where J&J was found liable and ordered to pay $55 million and $72 million in damages, it’s becoming harder and harder to deny that talcum powder causes cancer.
According to the suits, women are claiming that after applying Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder to their genital area for years, in some cases decades, they developed ovarian cancer. The lawsuits are basing this claim on research that shows that genital talc use can lead to the development of cervical and ovarian tumors. However, J&J denies that its products cause cancer and is appealing the multimillion dollar lawsuit verdicts levied against it. Still, cases are mounting, with many of the lawsuits combining to form a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in New Jersey recently.
If you have used talcum powder also known as baby powder, and have ovarian cancer, you may want to contact an attorney to see whether you should file a lawsuit.