June 6, 2014 — In the last month, Johnson & Johnson has been hit with individual lawsuits and a class action alleging that they failed to warn about the ovarian cancer risks of Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower.
The Madison Record reports that one of the lawsuits was filed by Lynne Cebulske, a woman who started using Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower in 1992 in her daily feminine hygiene routine. Two decades later, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She says she was not aware of the link between talcum powder and cancer. Had she known, she never would have used the products in her genital area.
Johnson & Johnson was also hit with a class action lawsuit last month in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Like Cebulske, members of the class action allege that Johnson & Johnson has ignored decades of evidence linking talcum powder and cancer. Plaintiffs are seeking compensation for everyone in the state of Illinois who purchased Johnson’s Baby Powder.
In the early 1970s, researchers found evidence that talcum powder could migrate into a woman’s ovaries and potentially increase her risk of cancer. Evidence has continued to grow, with a recent study published in Cancer Prevention Research finding a 20-30% increased risk of ovarian cancer among women who use talcum in the genital area every day. In October 2013, a South Dakota jury ruled that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn about this risk.
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