Talcum Lawsuit Guide – Baby Powder, Occupational Exposure and Links to Cancer


Who’s Best Eligible for a Talcum Lawsuit?

There are two groups:

Those who used talcum powder in the genital area daily over several years and then were diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

Those who had regular inhalation of talcum products over several years, leading to the diagnosis of mesothelioma cancers.

Timing is important! Many states impose a two to a three-year statute of limitations after your cancer diagnosis.

How Does Talcum Powder Relate to Cancer?

Some talc products contain asbestos. Asbestos is known to cause cancers.

Ovarian Cancers: There are two different theories on the relationship between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. 

The first theory is that talcum powder contains asbestos particles, which have been known to be cancer causing agent. 

The second theory is that regular use of talcum powder in the genital area allows for small particles to travel into the ovaries causing chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can lead to cancer. 

Mesothelioma Cancers: Regular inhalation of talc products has been known to lead to cancers that attack the lungs, chest wall, and other organs, due to asbestos build up in the body.

What Products Have Been Known to Contain Talcum Powder?

Talcum powders have been used in chewing gum and candy for its anti-sticking agent. It has also been used in food products, such as olive oils and rice.  Here are some common products talcum powders have been used in:

  • Baby powders
  • Makeup products
  • Deodorants
  • Soaps
  • Crayons 
  • Paints
  • Pharmaceuticals 
  • Condoms
  • Contraceptive diaphragms

**This list is not exhaustive. Many other products not listed here may contain talcum powder. These are some of the more common products.

Recall of Talcum Powder

In 2019 Johnson & Johnson recalled 33,000 baby powder products after the FDA claimed to have found asbestos particles in one of their products. 

Later, Johnson & Johnson re-tested their baby powder products and found no trace of asbestos.

Some companies added a warning label to their talc-based products.

Plaintiffs in talc cases have accused Johnson & Johnson of failing to warn customers of the possible exposure to asbestos in their products.  However, Johnson & Johnson claims that their products have been free of asbestos since the 1970s.

Possible Injury Claims

Successful Plaintiffs will most likely be entitled to:

  • Punitive Damages
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Medical Bills

** If someone has already passed away, their loved ones may be successful in a Wrongful Death Claim

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