Talcum powder, for decades has been thought safe enough to use on infants and children. There was literally no ounce of thought that applying this safe hygiene cosmetic could lead to any form of danger. But it did. Thousands of women were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder. And, these victims filed for talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and other talcum manufacturers.
The first study showing the use of talcum powder to ovarian cancer was conducted in 1971 and the researchers found about 75% of the ovarian cancer tumors were carrying talc particles. Almost a decade later a Harvard University researcher showed how there was a 30% increase in ovarian cancer when they were exposed to the use of talcum powder products frequently.
What was more unfortunate that a 1997 internal memo showed how Johnson & Johnson, manufacturer of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder was aware of the potential risk but did not inform the customers thinking the risk was too low to justify health warnings or discontinue marketing their products.
A powderized form of talc that is magnesium silicate is what is sold as talcum powder. It was the primary ingredient in a number of body care products and most prominantly of the Shower-to-Shower body powder and Johnson’s Baby Powder.
The first talcum powder lawsuit was won against Johnson & Johnson in 2013 in the federal court.
In past medical injury lawsuits, the victims have won compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering. In some cases, they also won for the punitive damages. Depending on the case, the family members may be eligible for wrongful death compensation in such cases.
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