Studies Show That Regular Talc Use Greatly Increases Odds of Developing Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest form of female reproductive cancer and accounts for more than 14,000 deaths every year. Studies show that long-term use of talcum powder on the genital area may be a contributing factor in thousands of cases of deadly ovarian cancer every year.
At Morelli Law Firm, our goal is to educate women about the risks associated with regular talcum powder use and ovarian cancer. We want to help provide justice to those who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer because manufacturer Johnson & Johnson failed to warn about the potential health risks of their products.
Since 1982, more than 20 scientific studies have been published which show that regular use of talcum powder on the genital area may lead to a significantly increased risk of ovarian cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, a women in the U.S has a 1 in 75 chance of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer in her lifetime. Studies have shown that long-term use of talcum powder increases those odds to 1 in 53.
Despite the mounting evidence linking talcum powder to ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson failed to add warning labels to their talcum powder products for years. Millions of women that used Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene purposes were left completely unaware that they could be increasing their risk of ovarian cancer.
Now, thousands of women are coming forward to seek compensation for their pain and suffering. J&J is facing over 1,200 lawsuits alleging that it failed to properly warn its customers about the potential health risks of its talcum powder products.
So far in 2016, Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay over $127 million in damages related to talcum powder ovarian cancer.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with ovarian cancer following long-term talc use, call Morelli Law Firm today at 800-701-8800.
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