For more than four decades, the medical industry was suspicious about the
use of talcum powder being linked to the development of ovarian cancer.
Now, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson—the
world’s leading talcum powder manufacturer—by more than 9,000
women, which has—so far—resulted in almost $5 billion awarded
to plaintiffs of these cases.
The initial study which made the connection was performed in 1971, when
researchers discovered that talc particles were found in 75 percent of
ovarian cancer tumors. 10 years later, a researcher from Harvard University
found a 30-percent increase of ovarian cancer in women who frequently
used talc products. J&J released an internal memo in 1997, which revealed
they were aware of the issue but avoided to discontinue or label their
products because the risk was too low.
If you are interested in filing a claim, the following are the qualifications
which determine whether a talcum powder lawsuit has legal grounds:
You have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer – Ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder is linked to women use
these products for feminine hygiene. The particles from the powder enter
the female reproductive system, traveling and attaching to the ovaries,
where they remain for years. Due to inflammation, talc particles increase
the likelihood of ovarian cancer growth.
You use talcum products frequently – If you have a history of using talc products like Johnson &
Johnson’s Baby Powder and/or Shower to Shower for perineal dusting,
you may be eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit. You must have used
these products repeatedly for a long period of time. When the number of
years of use increases, so does the chances of developing ovarian cancer.
You have been diagnosed within the past two years – In Texas, the statute of limitations to file a product liability
or any other personal injury lawsuit is two years. In other words, you
must bring your lawsuit no later than two years after the day the diagnosis was made.
A talcum powder lawsuit can help you recover damages for medical bills,
lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses caused by ovarian cancer.
Not only does a successful lawsuit provide compensation to help you and
your family get your lives back on track, but also hold powerful corporations
accountable for the safety of their consumers and dishonest business practices.
Contact our Fort Worth personal injury attorney at the
Law Office of James M. Stanley for more information about talcum powder lawsuits today.