Hi everybody, and thank you for tuning in to another of our frequently asked questions. My name is Jim Adler, the tough, smart lawyer. Today, we will be discussing Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder product and its alleged link to ovarian cancer and mesothelioma lung cancer.
Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder is made with a ground version of the mineral talc, which has proven to be contaminated with asbestos in some instances. FDA research found traces of asbestos in some lots of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder. Asbestos exposure is known to be highly toxic and dangerous. It can also be a factor in both ovarian cancer and mesothelioma cancer.
According to the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, frequent talcum powder use is linked to a two-fold increase in the risk of ovarian cancer.
Many women that used Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder, particularly as a hygiene product applied to the genital area and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, have filed claims against Johnson & Johnson. The basis of the lawsuit is the failure of the company to warn users regarding frequent use of the product and an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
Johnson & Johnson, headquartered in NJ, announced in May 2020 that they would no longer sell their Baby Powder product in the US or Canada; however, it is still available on Amazon.
On June 1, 2021, the Wall Street Journal reported that the supreme court “declined to hear the company’s challenge to a $2.1 billion judgment involving 20 women who alleged talcum powder caused cancer.” This is a setback to Johnson & Johnson and is likely to open the door to more lawsuits against them.
If you or a loved one have used Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to compensation and benefits. You should talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that your legal rights are protected.
If you have questions about this information or would like to discuss your case, you can get in touch with Jim Adler & Associates through the contact form at jimadler.com or by giving us a call at 1-800-567-7575.