As the lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson regarding the link between talc powder and ovarian cancer began to take form, is was stated that the company was only looking to reimburse the consumers for the products they bought and nothing more. On April 29th of this year, the talc powder lawsuit has finally expanded to include punitive damages due to the company’s misrepresentation of effects caused by their product, surprisingly even when they were fully made aware by a doctor working on their staff. This was the most recent example of the company’s understanding and tests on this connection between this product and ovarian cancer were being conducted as early as 1982. Sadly, the result of an increased risk of ovarian cancer when using talc powder for private use was evident even more then 20 years ago, yet the well-being of the consumer remained to be well below the Johnson and Johnson profit margin on their list of priorities.
This new update in the talc powder lawsuit was inevitable due to the fact that Johnson and Johnson specifically marketed this product for the uses of personal hygiene for women and it was made common in nearly every household to use talc powder for all of your private areas. Interestingly enough, before 1970 talc powder was made with asbestos. This study from the 1980’s also showed that the talc powder had no more risk of causing cancer before they stopped using asbestos in the mixture, than it does today.
If you are, like many women, have been using this common product, especially for it’s marketed purpose, and contracted ovarian cancer please fill out the form on the top right corner of this screen or call 1-800-499-6652 to begin your FREE claim evaluation today.