Lawsuits Filed in Connection With Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Risks

by Keith Adkins

Personal hygiene is important. In fact, it’s our first line of defense against disease. Sometimes though, the products we use to stay fresh and clean actually may do more harm than good.

Take, for instance, the lawsuits that have been filed against several companies in regards to talcum powder ovarian cancer risks. The suits claim companies failed to inform consumers of their increased risk of developing ovarian cancer when products containing talcum powder are used in the genital area.

According to an article from nj.com, the lawsuit was filed by the husband of a woman who died from ovarian cancer after using products containing talcum powder on her genitals for decades. The suit goes on to explain the companies who marketed these products did so despite knowing the risks the products posed. Reports were cited that linked the powder to an increased chance of cancer decades before any action was taken.

Companies named in the suit include Johnson & Johnson, Valeant, and Chattem—the makers of Gold Bond medicated powder. Imery’s, the company who provided the talcum for the products, was also named as a defendant.

At Colbert Cooper Hill Attorneys, we would like to remind anyone who has developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder or talc-based products in the genital area that you have legal rights to compensation for your injury. To learn more, give our team of Oklahoma personal injury lawyers a call at (877) 579-6800 today.