Talcum Powder Lawsuit

The mass tort lawyers at Mama Justice help victims in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee protect their legal rights after being diagnosed with cancer following the use of Talcum powder.

Although talcum powder products have been used for decades by women for their own personal use and on babies, studies have found dangerous links between the products and the development of various forms of cancer.

If you or a loved one used talcum powder and were subsequently diagnosed with cancer, you may have legal options available to help you get justice. Contact our mass tort lawyers at Mama Justice to schedule a free case review with our law firm to discuss the legal options available for you.

The Dangers of Talcum Powder

Talcum powder is a product that has been used by women across the globe for decades. This product is created with the ingredient talc. Talk is an extremely soft and naturally occurring mineral. This mineral is made of silicon, oxygen, and magnesium. Once talc is mined and processed, it is ground into a fine powder that is utilized in several cosmetic products offered across the United States.

Since 1971, more than twenty scientific studies have linked the use of talcum powder to the development of ovarian cancer. In 2003, more than 16 of these studies concluded that women who used talcum powder were 33% more likely to develop ovarian cancer when compared to those who never used these products. The manufacturer of the products has known about the risks associated with the use of these products since at least 1982.

For more than four decades, it is believed that Johnson & Johnson was well aware of the potential dangers associated with the use of their products. However, they failed to adequately inform consumers of the potential risks. Furthermore, it is alleged that the company was aware of the issues associated with talc-based products they offered and failed to take action to notify consumers and/or stop the products from entering the market.

What is the Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

Talcum powder lawsuits are currently being filed by women across the United States who have suffered irreversible damages due to the use of talcum powder. These lawsuits focus on victims who have developed cancer due to using talcum powder products offered by the manufacturer Johnson & Johnson.

As a result of the manufacturer’s failure to take action, tens of thousands of people were potentially exposed to this harmful product. In May 2020, Johnson & Johnson announced that it would remove its talc-based baby powder from the market in the United States and Canada. This decision was made after several lawsuits were filed surrounding the use of the product and its link to users developing cancer.

Currently, more than 36,000 lawsuits surrounding asbestos contamination of talc products have been filed in courts across the country. Our lawyers are committed to helping victims in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee who have been diagnosed with cancer following the use of talcum powder products get justice. Our Jackson mass tort lawyers offer free consultations so we can discuss the circumstances surrounding your case and the legal options available for you.