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Talcum Powder Lawsuit Help

The Weinberg Law Firm is currently assisting women nationwide who have suffered ovarian cancer that may be linked to the regular use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene. We are ready to help you too.

For a free talcum powder lawsuit consultation, please call our law firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274, or submit the Free Case Evaluation Form found on this page.

The Risks of Long-Term Genital Talcum Powder Use

For decades talcum powder manufacturers encouraged women to use their product for feminine hygiene. Well-known brands include Johnson’s baby powder and Shower to Shower.

Through repeated genital use, talc can make its way into the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. For decades, research has suggested that talc can lodge itself into the ovaries, increasing the risk of ovarian cancer. Despite this information, manufacturers have touted the product as safe.

Studies Indicate That Regular Talcum Powder Use To The Genital Area
May Increase Ovarian Cancer Risk

A 2013 study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research reported a 20% to 30% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer in women who regularly used talc for feminine hygiene.* Most recently, a 2015 study published in the journal Epidemiology found that regular use of talcum powder to the genital area increased the risk of developing ovarian cancer by 33%.**

Ovarian Cancer Victims Seek Compensation from Talcum Powder Manufacturers

Finally, consumers and attorneys nationwide are holding cosmetics manufacturers responsible for allegedly failing to include warnings of the ovarian cancer risk on the packaging of their talcum powder products. Plaintiffs claim that these companies did not warn women that talc-containing products can increase the risk of ovarian cancer in an effort to protect profits and boost sales.

For example, a St. Louis, Missouri jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the family of an ovarian cancer victim whose death the jury believed was related to her use of the company’s talcum powder. In a May 2016 jury verdict, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who had developed ovarian cancer that she claimed was related to her long-term use of Johnson and Johnson’s talcum powder.


Since 1984, Attorney Eric Weinberg has litigated complex personal injury cases on behalf of clients just like you. With recoveries totaling more than $800 million, we strive to provide our clients with outstanding legal representation and to obtain the compensation that they deserve.

* Terry K.L., Karageorgi, S., Shvetsov Y.B, Merritt M.A, Lurie G., Thompson P.J., Carney E., Weber R.P., et al. Genital powder use and risk of ovarian cancer: a pooled analysis of 8,525 cases and 9,859 controls. Cancer Prevention Research. 2013 Aug 6(8); 811-821

** Cramer D., Vitonis A.F., Terry K.L., Welch W.R, Titus L.J.The association between talc use and ovarian cancer: a retrospective case-control study in two US states.
Epidemiology. 2015 Dec 17.

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