Talcum powder lawsuits continue to pile up
For years, women were encouraged by Johnson & Johnson to use baby powder to stay fresh. Decades later, many of those same women have developed ovarian cancer. Coincidence?
More than a thousand new talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. The company has sold millions of bottles of baby powder through the years, encouraging women to use the product to stay fresh between showers. When used on the female genitals, though, talc can work its way into the reproductive system and cause ovarian cancer.
Following two multi-million dollar settlements for ovarian cancer victims, others are stepping forward with their stories. Experts liken the phenomenon to the asbestos lawsuits several years ago. Because the latency period of the substance can last such a long time, many people exposed 20 or 30 years ago are just now experiencing the effects of talc.
Johnson & Johnson continues to stand by their product, citing research that claims their product is safe. Other studies have shown a correlation between the powder and the development of ovarian cancer. So far, two juries have decided Johnson & Johnson are at fault. How many more lawsuits will the company have to lose before they begin printing warning labels on their products?
Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to talcum and baby powder use on the genitals and ovarian cancer. If you or your loved one would like to set up a free consultation to discuss your situation, contact our office today.