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Talcum Powder, Talc & Baby Powder Lawsuits: Ovarian Cancer


If you or a loved one used baby powder or talcum powder and have suffered from ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to recover compensation from a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit or settlement. Contact a personal injury lawyer to request a free ovarian cancer case review.

A team of class action attorneys and personal injury lawyers has launched an investigation into certain talcum powder, talc and baby powder products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and their potential link to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Hundreds of talcum powder lawsuits have been filed by women who claim they were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using products containing talcum powder.

Talcum powder and baby powder lawsuit and settlement cases potentially being investigated include claims of women who regularly used talcum powder or baby powder in or near their vaginal, genital or perineal area and suffered complications, symptoms, side effects and injuries, including:

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Carcinoma
  • Invasive Serous Ovarian Cancer
  • Epithelial Ovarian Cancer
  • Invasive Endometrioid Ovarian Cancer
  • Invasive Clear Cell Ovarian Cancer

Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral composed of magnesium, silicon, oxygen and hydrogen. Talcum powder is an ingredient in various cosmetics, feminine hygiene products, contraceptives (such as diaphragms and condoms), and deodorants. Baby powder is often marketed as a product that can keep skin dry by absorbing moisture and preventing friction and skin rashes.

Some talcum and baby powder brands include:

  • Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder
  • J&J Shower to Shower
  • Baby Magic Baby Powder
  • Other Talcum Powder

Women often apply talcum powder directly to their vaginal or perineal region or apply baby powder to their underpants, pads, tampons or sanitary napkins. Particles of talc can potentially enter the vagina and travel to the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries where they can become irritated and inflamed, potentially leading to growth in cancer cells in the ovaries and other female reproductive organs.

Tens of thousands of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in the U.S. and thousands of women die from ovarian cancer annually. Some signs and symptoms of possible ovarian cancer can include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating, urinary problems, fatigue, back pain, pain during sex, menstrual changes and abdominal swelling with weight loss.

Federal J&J talcum powder lawsuits have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) for pre-trial proceedings, styled In Re Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation, Case No. 3:16-md-02738-FLW-LHG, MDL No. 2738, United States District Court, District of New Jersey.

If you or someone you love regularly used baby powder or talcum powder products in or near your genitals, perineum or vagina and suffered from ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to compensation from a talcum powder lawsuit or settlement. Contact a lawyer to request a free ovarian cancer case review.*

*If you or a loved one are experiencing health issues, side effects or complications after using baby powder products, we urge you to promptly consult with your doctor or physician for an evaluation.

**The listing of a company or product (e.g., Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder) is not meant to state or imply that the company acted illegally or improperly or that the product is unsafe or defective; rather only that an investigation may be, is or was being conducted to determine whether legal rights have been violated.

***The use of any trademarks, tradenames or service marks is solely for product identification and/or informational purposes.

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