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Women With Ovarian Cancer File Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Women With Ovarian Cancer File Talcum Powder Lawsuits

June 3, 2015 — An investigation by the health-news organization FairWarning reports that about 700 women who used talcum powder and developed ovarian cancer have filed lawsuits.

For decades, products like Johnson’s Baby Powder were marketed to adult women for feminine hygiene purposes with advertisements like this:

The problem is that at least 10 studies published since the 1980s have suggested that talcum powder can increase the risk of ovarian cancer when it is used regularly in the genital area.

Public Radio International (PRI) talked to a spokesman for FairWarning who said:

“There are in the neighborhood of 700 [lawsuits,] most of them in St. Louis and in New Jersey where Johnson & Johnson is headquartered. But the numbers are still going up, so there probably will be more.”

The future of the litigation is unclear, but the number of women seeking compensation has risen dramatically since one case went to trial in October 2013. The jury decided not to award compensation to the plaintiff, but they did find Johnson & Johnson liable for failing to adequately warn women about the risk of cancer.

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