Talcum powder and ovarian cancer: As many as 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year may have been caused by regular use of talcum powder. Talcum powder is used to absorb moisture and is widely available in various products including baby powder and adult products including body and facial powder. Talc products used regularly in the genital area could increase the risk of ovarian cancer if the powder were to travel through the vagina, uterus and fallopian tubes to the ovaries.
Talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits gained traction of late, thanks to the conclusion of the first lawsuit for ovarian cancer from baby powder in October of 2013 (Deane Berg v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, Case No. 09-4179). The jury in this federal court case found that Deane Berg, the plaintiff, had developed ovarian cancer as a result of frequent and regular use of Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, two Johnson & Johnson products that contain talcum powder. This court win has served as a catalyst for thousands of women and families of women to step forward to file baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuits. These cases are likely to join forces in a Multi District Litigation. A jury recently found consumer health care products manufacturer Johnson & Johnson knew of the cancer risks associated with its talc products but failed to warn consumers.
If you or a family member may have injury caused due to talcum powder or another dangerous drug, please contact Kalfus & Nachman online today or call (800) 361-0430 to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Newport News product liability attorneys. We represent drug injury victims throughout Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, and Newport News, Virginia.