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September 2, 2015: Research Suggests A Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Link

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer News

More than 1,000 talcum powder lawsuits have been filed, alleging a link between an increased risk for ovarian cancer and talcum powder use to the genital area. If you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower to Shower, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer for injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and/or loss of consortium or death.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm for Talcum Powder Lawsuit Help

Since 1984, Attorney Eric Weinberg has assisted personal injury victims including those injured by dangerous drugs, medical devices, and consumer products. For a free talcum powder lawsuit case evaluation or information regarding talcum powder lawsuits, please call The Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 877-934-6274. You can also contact our law firm online by submitting the easy-to-use “Free Legal Case Evaluation Form” found on this page.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Research


In a 1971 study, published in The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the British Commonwealth, researchers found talc within 75% ovarian tumors. From this finding the researchers concluded that the talc powdered on to a woman’s genital area may travel through the vagina, uterus, and finally to the ovaries.

In a 2003 study, published in the Anticancer Research journal, researchers found that a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer was increased by about 30 percent if she was a long-term user of talcum powder.

Most recently a June 2013 study, published by the journal Cancer Prevention Research, found that women who used talcum powder for intimate personal hygiene had an increased risk of ovarian cancer of between 20 and 30 percent.

Holding Talcum Powder Manufacturers Responsible

Currently, consumers and attorneys are holding cosmetics manufacturers responsible for allegedly failing to include warnings of the ovarian cancer risk on the packaging of their talcum powder products. In February of 2016, Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri jury to pay $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer after decades of using J&J talcum powder products.On May 3, 2016, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was ordered by court ruling to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who had contracted ovarian cancer. The plaintiff, Gloria Ristesund, attributed her ovarian cancer to long-term use of Johnson and Johnson’s talcum powder for genital hygiene.

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