Talcum in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Recent studies have linked feminine hygiene products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) containing talcum powder to the development of ovarian cancer. Individuals who claim to have developed cancer after using these products have filed lawsuits in Canada and the United States seeking compensation for the life-altering injuries that they have suffered as a result of using these products.

Talcum powder, also known as talc, is a naturally occurring mineral that is widely recognized for its moisture-absorbing and friction-reducing properties. Johnson & Johnson used talcum powder in feminine hygiene products, including its baby powder and shower-to-shower powder, due to the mineral’s ability to prevent rashes and maintain skin dryness. However, only recently has the public been made aware of the potential cancer-causing side effects of talcum powder.

Talcum is found alongside asbestos, a carcinogenic mineral, in the earth. The proximity of talcum and asbestos in the environment makes it difficult for these naturally-occurring minerals to be separated when mined. As a result, talcum extracted from the ground for use in the manufacturing of consumer products can be contaminated with asbestos.

The United States has witnessed an influx of talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, with thousands of cases currently in progress. Johnson & Johnson recently proposed a $9 billion USD settlement to address all claims of individuals who have developed ovarian cancer after using J&J’s talcum powder products.

If you have used Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and/or shower-to-shower powder and subsequently developed ovarian cancer, Slater Vecchio wants to hear from you. Please follow this link to learn more.

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As a member of our class action practice group, I act for survivors harmed by institutional abuses in both class action and individual civil sexual assault claims. I believe that every harmed person deserves to be heard and advocated for.