Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Products and Ovarian Cancer Risk

By Rocky Walton on January 28, 2017

A gavel lying upon a judge’s benchFor more than 50 years, researchers have been publishing studies demonstrating the health risks of talcum powder. Many of these studies have shown a link between the use of talcum powder among women to control sweating and odors in their genital regions and a heightened risk of ovarian cancer. Nevertheless, manufacturers have continued to use talcum powder in their products without warning consumers of potential health risks. One of these manufacturers in particular, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, has recently been the subject of highly publicized class-action personal injury lawsuits.

If you or someone you love has developed ovarian cancer after years of using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products, Arlington, TX personal injury attorney Roger “Rocky” Walton would like to speak to you. Mr. Walton is one of the elite lawyers in the state to have earned certification in Personal Injury Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This is just part of “The Rocky Advantage” that gives him - and will give you - an edge in the courtroom against even a monolithic corporation such as Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Walton and his team will present the strongest, most compelling case on your behalf in pursuit of the full measure of damages to which you are entitled.

Johnson & Johnson and Product Liability Lawsuits

Two of the most popular products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, namely Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, both include talcum powder among their ingredients. Despite the fact that multiple studies have demonstrated a link between use of talcum powder around the vagina and a heightened risk of ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson has never updated the printed warnings on these products to reflect this risk. As a result, millions of women continue to use these seemingly innocuous products as part of their feminine hygiene regimen while being completely unaware of the ovarian cancer risk.

Product liability lawsuits can be filed against manufacturers of products that do not properly warn consumers of foreseeable risks when a product is used for its intended purposes. On the Common Questions page of the official Shower to Shower website, it is specifically stated that “SHOWER to SHOWER® can be used all over your body.” On the Johnson & Johnson website, its Baby Powder product contains no reference to the risk of ovarian cancer as one of its “safety tips” and suggests only that adults can use it “anytime you want skin to feel soft, fresh, and comfortable.” As stated above, the printed warnings on these products do not warn women of the increased risk of ovarian cancer.

By now, Johnson & Johnson cannot claim that it is unaware of the potential health risks associated with talcum powder. Multiple lawsuits have been filed against the corporation around the country, and expert testimony has been presented.

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To arrange for an evaluation of your possible talcum powder lawsuit, please contact the Law Firm of Roger “Rocky” Walton today.

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