Johnson and Johnson claims there is no danger when using their baby powder as part of a feminine hygiene routine. However, from three previous successful lawsuits, it's clear juries believe there is enough evidence to suggest talcum powder was responsible for causing ovarian cancer in three victims.
In those three cases, the three women had used Johnson and Johnson's baby powder for most of their lives. They were later diagnosed with cancer and in all three cases they suffered serious and life-changing side effects.
Even though J&J argue their baby powder is safe, there is strong evidence to suggest there is a link between talcum powder and cancer. And, there is evidence J&J were aware of the risks but decided to ignore them in order to protect their profits.
Talcum powder cancer is a serious diagnosis. Women have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, fallopian tube cancer and other types of cancer.
The risks of using talcum powder should not be ignored, here are some of the dangers people face when diagnosed with talcum powder cancer:
When you're diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it's usually recommended by a doctor that you will need surgery to remove the cancerous cells and tumours. Just like with any surgery, there are risks involved. Complications during surgery can result in death or life-changing internal damage.
Chemotherapy and/or Radiation Therapy
After surgery (or if your doctor feels surgery is not an option), chemotherapy and/or radiation is used to destroy the cancerous cells. Having chemotherapy or radiation therapy can cause severe side effects that can result in you taking time off work or experience major changes to your physical abilities and appearance.
There have been cases where some women with talcum powder cancer have had to have a hysterectomy because the cancer has caused too much irreversible damage. Gloria Ristesund had a hysterectomy after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, along with other surgeries.
Some women have died as a result of the cancer they have developed from using talcum powder for feminine hygiene. The family of Jackie Fox were compensated after Fox died from ovarian cancer which was believed to have been caused by using talcum powder.
Am I eligible to file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit?
If you believe your cancer was caused by using Johnson and Johnson baby powder or Shower To Shower then you could be eligible to file a claim. At the moment there is a strict eligibility criteria on who can file a talcum powder lawsuit.
So, before you can start your talc lawsuit, you need to find out if you're eligible. In order to help you get the answer quickly, we've created a fast and free eligibility checker. All you have to do is add a few details about your case and we'll let you know within minutes on whether you have a lawsuit.
Once you find out whether you're eligible then you can find the best talcum powder lawyer for your case. There are many reasons to start a lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson, most importantly they took a risk by ignoring the warnings that claimed there was a link between talc use and cancer. They should have recalled their baby powder if there was a risk. Filing a lawsuit gives you a chance to claim compensation and punish J&J for their negligence.
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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.