J&J Lose Multimillion-Dollar Verdicts in Talc Powder Lawsuits

There have been two multimillion dollar verdict payouts to plaintiffs in Missouri who report that Johnson & Johnson’s talc powder-based products caused ovarian cancer. According to the company’s outside attorney, Johnson & Johnson will continue to argue in court that their products are safe.

The Link Between Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer

At least 1,4000 lawsuits have been filed over the issue and two of them are scheduled to be heard this fall in Missouri and New Jersey. So far, three cases have gone to trial. Plaintiffs in each case have presented evidence of studies that span as far back as 30 years. The studies show that using talc powder as part of a feminine hygiene routine can raise the risk of ovarian cancer by 30-60 percent.

Johnson & Johnson, however, reports that there are far more studies that prove there is no link between the usage of talc powder and ovarian cancer. Talc powder is made up of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen and is most commonly used in baby powder and adult face and body powder. In its natural form, however, some talc has been found to contain asbestos, which is known to cause cancer when inhaled.

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