Thousands of women spent years using talc powder on their babies and themselves, not knowing that Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder ovarian cancer should have been a concern. But research has shown that the trust that’s been placed in this common household product has been misplaced, and as a result, roughly 2,500 women are being diagnosed with ovarian cancer per year and 1,500 are dying of the disease.
For users of Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder, ovarian cancer has suddenly become a very real concern, as word spreads that the talc that is the product’s main ingredient has been linked to a higher risk of the disease. Making matters worse is evidence that the company has been aware of the association between cancer and its powder for over thirty years, and that instead of taking action to warn its users or to find a replacement material, the company has denied the science and looked for ways to increase its market share.
As a result, there are currently over 1,000 lawsuits pending against the company, filed by women who have been sickened by the product and families who have lost loved ones. As these suits have begun to be heard by juries, victims are being awarded millions of dollars in compensation and punitive damages.
If you or someone you love has used Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the company for the damages you’ve suffered.
Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer
In recent months, the link between Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and ovarian cancer has been highlighted in news reports and on television, and though the company has denied any risk or wrongdoing, women are starting to realize that they may have been victims themselves. Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder has been on the market for over 100 years.
It is 99.8 percent talc, a soft mineral known for absorbing moisture and odors. Though it was originally introduced to ease skin irritation it quickly transitioned into a baby care item, and then the company began marketing it to women who used it on their skin and sprinkled it in their underwear.
More than four decades ago scientists found that ovarian tumors had talc particles embedded within them, and the science since then has supported the idea that talcum powder could increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Despite being aware of this risk, the company has never taken steps to warn women of the dangers.
When a company puts a dangerous product on the market, they can be held legally and financially responsible for the damage that results from the product’s use.
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