A link has been found between Talcum powder and ovarian cancer and many women are sueing Johnson & Johnson arguing that the talc indeed leads to ovarian cancer and they should have warned them. J&J has just been ordered by the court in Louisiana to pay $72 million USD to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer claiming that thwe woman used Johnson & Johnsons Talc products for many years whose
About 700 lawsuits have already been filed against this giant Pharma company, majority being in New Jersey and St. Louis were they have their headquarters. The numbers are still climbing up and they will probably be more than that. Research hshows that those women who use talc feminine hygiene products may have up to a 35% higher risk of ovarian cancer than women who don’t. But findings have been mixed and researchers don’t have a clear mechanism that might lead talc to ovarian cancer.
About 21,000 cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed annually in the United States and about 14,000 women die from ovarian cancer each year. Researchers who believe there is a definite causal link estimate that talcum powder use could cause about 2,100 cases, or 10 percent, of those ovarian cancers. A Lawsuit has once been brought up and tried by a woman named Deane Berg blaming Johnson & Johnson for being the cause of her ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson say there was no need to warn clients because studies prove that Talcum use is safe. The Jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for not warning clients but did not award her any damages. Research continues to examine if increased risk is real.
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