Court Documents Suggest that Johnson & Johnson was Aware of Potential Link Between Baby Powder Use and Ovarian Cancer in 1992

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For many women, using talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes has been a daily ritual for years. Women often learn from their mothers, aunts, sisters and grandmothers at a young age that using baby powder on the genital area can keep them feeling fresh and clean. The foundation of this daily ritual is that women trusted Johnson & Johnson to provide effective and safe feminine hygiene products for themselves and their families.

There is now mounting scientific evidence that regular use of talcum powder on the genital area is linked to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Further, documents presented during a recent court case revealed that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the possible link between baby powder containing talc and ovarian cancer for decades.

During a recent trial against Johnson & Johnson, lawyers for the plaintiffs introduced internal communications showing that J&J staff were aware of potential dangers associated with their talcum powder products. One internal J&J memo sent in 1992 acknowledged the possible “cancer linkage” when discussing marketing strategies for Johnson’s Baby Powder. However, J&J dismissed these concerns as nothing more than “negative publicity.”

Despite their knowledge of the potential dangers of long-term talcum powder use, J&J chose not to add warning labels to any of their products that contained talc. This negligent behavior put thousands of women at serious risk of developing this aggressive and dangerous form of cancer.

At Morelli Law Firm, we are fighting hard to protect the rights of women that developed ovarian cancer as a result of regular talcum powder use. Many women rightly feel that Johnson & Johnson betrayed their trust by failing to add warning labels to their talcum powder products. More than 1,200 lawsuits against J&J are now pending.

If you or a loved one regularly used talcum powder on the genital area and developed ovarian cancer, call the Morelli Law Firm right away at 800-701-8800. When you call, you will speak with one of our dedicated, compassionate Personal Injury attorneys absolutely FREE. We will help you find answers and will fight hard to secure the justice you deserve.

If we take your case, there is never an attorney’s fee due up front. In fact, there is only an attorneys fee due, at the end of the case, and if we are successful in securing a recovery for you. If there is no recovery, there is no attorney’s fee.