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O’Connor, Acciani and Levy is reviewing claims on behalf of victims who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower for feminine hygiene. If you or someone you love developed ovarian cancer after long-term use of a talc-based product, you may be entitled compensation. O’Connor, Acciani and Levy’s experienced class action attorneys will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to review your claim. Our dedicated team of Cincinnati talcum powder lawyers will work tirelessly to investigate your claim and determine if you are entitled to file a class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. We work only on a contingency fee basis, which means you only have to pay us if you recover compensation for your case.
Talcum powder is a soft, refined form of the mineral talc. When talc is crushed into a powder, it easily absorbs moisture and oils, and helps decrease friction. These qualities make talcum powder effective at keeping skin dry and helping to prevent rashes, which has made it a popular material in many cosmetic and personal care products, such as:
Although these products have been marketed as safe for daily use, women who use Baby Powder and other talc-based products near their genitals may be at a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.
For decades, researchers have studied the potential link between ovarian cancer and using talcum powder products for feminine hygiene.
One of the first studies to suggest a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer was published in the medical journal The Lancet in 1971. Researchers conducting the study found that several ovarian tumors contained talc particles deeply embedded within them.
Since this study was first published, more than 20 additional studies have found evidence that supports the belief that regularly using talcum powder for feminine hygiene can cause ovarian cancer.
A 1999 study by the National Cancer Institute concluded that avoiding talc in genital hygiene may reduce the occurrence of lethal cancer by at least 10 percent.
In 2003, an analysis of 16 talc studies concluded that women who used talc for feminine hygiene were 33 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who did not regularly use these products.
In 2013, an analysis of eight case studies found that women who applied talcum powder to their genital area were shown to have a 20 to 30 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Additionally, a 2016 study showed that 63 percent of African-American women diagnosed with ovarian cancer had dusted themselves with talc.
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not declared that talcum powder causes ovarian cancer, many leading international health organizations consider talc-based products to increase the risk for ovarian cancer.
Based on the overwhelming evidence presented in researchers’ findings, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has declared talc to be a “possible carcinogen” for women. Furthermore, the Cancer Prevention Coalition has petitioned the FDA seeking cancer warning labels be placed on cosmetic talc-based products to warn users of the potential dangers.
Although Johnson & Johnson denies that its products cause women to develop ovarian cancer, thousands of talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against the corporation for failing to warn about the risk of ovarian cancer from using Baby Powder in the genital area.
In many of these cases, victims claimed the corporation knew that long-term talc use posed a high risk for developing cancer, but continued to market the product as safe. Between 2016 and 2017, there have been several major victories for victims who file talcum powder lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, including:
If you believe you developed ovarian cancer after long-term use of a talc-based product, do not hesitate to contact our Cincinnati attorneys for qualified legal representation.
To determine if you are entitled to file a talcum powder lawsuit, our attorneys will review several details of your illness:
If any of the above-mentioned elements are present in your claim, we will discuss the possibility of filing a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson.
At O’Connor, Acciani & Levy, our class action attorneys work exclusively on a contingency fee basis. This means we will never charge our clients upfront legal fees for our services. We will only accept payment if we are able to favorably resolve your case, either with a fair settlement or jury award. The only time we require payment is if we recover compensation for your case.
If you believe you or someone you love developed ovarian cancer after using a talc-based product, do not hesitate to contact O’Connor, Acciani & Levy for qualified legal representation.
Our skilled class action attorneys will provide you with a free, no obligation consultation to review your claim whether your ovarian cancer diagnosis is related to long-term use of talcum powder. Our Cincinnati talcum powder lawyers have the experience and resources needed to thoroughly investigate your claim and determine if you are entitled compensation through a class action lawsuit.
At O’Connor, Acciani & Levy, we understand that the difficulties caused by long-term medical complications are financially and emotionally devastating. For this reason, our attorneys only work on a contingency fee basis and do not get paid unless you do.
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