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Talcum Powder Can Cause Ovarian Cancer

Talcum powder spills out of a bottle

Many people remember talcum powder being used on babies after a bath. For a long time, however, women have also been using talcum powder in the same way and there is increasing evidence that it can cause ovarian cancer. Earlier this week a jury in Missouri returned a $55M verdict against Johnson and Johnson for a woman who developed cancer from the product. Two months ago a St. Louis jury awarded $72M to a woman in a different case who claimed that she too developed ovarian cancer from talcum powder. Many more cases are pending. If you know of someone who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had a history of using talcum powder you may want to have the matter investigated. As with all product liability cases, we can help. We have been representing clients in such cases for over 30 years.