The first talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit was brought – and won – against Johnson & Johnson in federal court in 2013. A lawyer representing the cosmetic giant admitted executives had known about the association between baby powder and ovarian cancer for years but did not deem the risk significant enough to require a product warning.
The talcum powder ovarian cancer risk has been documented through numerous studies dating back to 1982. However, the substance is not regulated in the United States and no product warning labels are attached to talcum powder products. When talc products such as baby powder are applied to the genital region, talc particles can travel through the female reproductive system to the ovaries. Talc particles may remain in the ovaries for many years, causing inflammation and creating an environment conducive to the growth of cancer cells.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer following the use of a talcum powder product, do not hesitate to contact your hometown law office of Townes & Woods, P.C. at 631-4019 for a free and confidential consultation.