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Talcum Powder

For generations, talcum powder has been a household fixture. Talcum powder, commonly referred to as baby powder, has been used in American bathrooms and nurseries as a mechanism to soothe skin irritation, absorb moisture, and reduce odor. Johnson & Johnson started selling Baby Powder over 100 years ago labeling it for nursery and bathroom use. There has been talk for decades about the potential risks of using talcum powder. Surprisingly, not until very recently have these risks been confirmed.

A number of lawsuits have been brought against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson claiming that Johnson & Johnson has known about the risk of ovarian cancer related to talcum powder for decades and they failed to warn its consumers of the danger. The first talcum powder case was successfully argued in 2013 where a federal jury found that talcum contained in some Johnson & Johnson powders created a heightened risk of ovarian cancer.

If you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have been frequent users of talcum powder, call our attorneys today.

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