A new study indicates that there is a “significant association” between a woman’s use of talcum-based powder and the development of ovarian cancer.
Researchers at the Tisch Cancer Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan examined 24 previously published studies with data on 302,000 women with ovarian cancer. The results, published recently in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention, indicate that, overall, woman who said they used powders that contained talcum were at a 20 percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer than those that did not use the products.
Johnson & Johnson, the maker of popular talc-based Shower to Shower and J&J Baby Powder, is currently facing more than 2,000 lawsuits alleging its products have led to ovarian cancer.
Last year in three separate cases, juries in Missouri struck J&J with severe legal blows, awarding three women who developed ovarian cancer as a result of talc products a total of $197 million.
Ross Feller Casey, one of the nation’s leading personal injury firms, is at the forefront of such cases and is actively pursuing talcum lawsuits on behalf of clients across the U.S.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and has used talcum-based powders, you should contact one of our experienced talc lawsuit attorneys now for a free consultation.