Since the growing number of lawsuits against Johnson and Johnson claiming J&J baby powder causes ovarian cancer, there have been concerns that baby powder isn't safe to use.
When talcum powder is commonly used on babies, it's a major concern for many families. There are thousands of US women who use baby powder for personal hygiene and they've been using it regularly for years.
Some women who have developed ovarian cancer are worried talcum powder was responsible.
On baby powder bottles, there are some warnings, such as:
- Keep away from a child's face to avoid inhalation as talc can causing breathing problems.
- Avoid contact with eyes.
- For external use only.
However, there are no warnings that it should not be used in the genital area.
The Nurses' Health Study noted in 1982 that there was a link between talcum powder and endometrial cancer in women who regularly used baby powder in their underwear or to dry themselves. Talc particles have been discovered in ovarian cancer cells in some patients, suggesting the continued use of baby powder over a significant number of years was a key factor.
Hundreds of women in the US who have developed ovarian cancer are claiming their regular use of J&J's baby powder was the cause.
Some lawsuits have been successful. In 2015, a jury in St Louis decided that Johnson and Johnson's baby powder was a factor that caused her ovarian cancer. They agreed that J&J failed to warn consumers of the potential risks.
So, is Johnson and Johnson baby powder safe to use?
Baby powder continues to be a popular cosmetic product. It helps to keep skin dry and reduce the appearance of rashes and skin irritations. J&J have claimed baby powder is safe. They have extensive research to show their talc-based products are safe to use and they firmly believe it does not cause cancer.
The media has published stories about the dangers of baby powder and how you should keep it away from your family. Johnson and Johnson have tried to reassure their customers that their talc is safe to use. But it's important to note, that it's in J&J's best interest to say their baby powder is safe.
Some studies claim that baby powder does carry risks.
Along with ovarian cancer, other studies say significant inhalation of talc powder can cause lung irritation or talcosis.
J&J does warn the dangers of inhaling talcum powder on its products but it doesn't warn the potential dangers of ovarian cancer. In some of the lawsuits against J&J, like Deborah Giannecchini's, they have claimed there should be a warning label to alert consumers of the potential risks.
Failing to warn consumers of dangerous risks, is a negligible act on behalf of the company.
Have you developed ovarian cancer and you've used baby powder regularly for years?
Currently in the US, there are hundreds of women who are filing lawsuits against Johnson and Johnson, claiming they failed to warn consumers despite being aware of the health risks.
It's not fair that you (or a loved one) has to suffer when a company failed to alert you of the dangers. Why should you have to pay medical bills and other expenses?
If you've used Johnson and Johnson baby powder regularly on the genital area for years and you've developed ovarian cancer. You could be eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit.
Our personal injury attorneys at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, are here to help
At Coxwell & Associates, our experienced team of personal injury attorneys can handle your baby powder lawsuit against J&J. When you're filing a lawsuit against a world renowned company like Johnson and Johnson, you need an attorney who has experience handling cases against major companies and helped clients achieve significant compensation results. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
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Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.