After more than 50 years of questions about the safety of talcum powders such as Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower, some manufacturers have started removing talc from their products. But that offers little comfort to the many women who say Shower to Shower and other talcum powders caused their ovarian cancer.
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), studies from as early as the 1960s suggested a possible link between ovarian cancer and talc products applied to the genital region. Thousands of talcum powder cancer lawsuits in recent decades have accused Johnson & Johnson (and other manufacturers) of failing to warn consumers of the health risks.
Can Shower to Shower Cause Ovarian Cancer?
Studies have not definitively proven that talcum products such as Shower to Shower cause ovarian cancer. However, concerns arise because talc can be contaminated with asbestos, a known human carcinogen. A Reuters investigation indicated that Shower to Shower contained asbestos in several samples in the 1970s and 1990s. Johnson & Johnson recalled a batch of their baby powder as recently as 2019 after a sample contained asbestos.
According to the National Cancer Institute, asbestos exposure can cause ovarian cancer. Several court cases have held manufacturers liable in ovarian cancer lawsuits. In 2018, a jury awarded nearly $4.7 billion to 22 women who claimed that asbestos-tainted Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower contributed to their ovarian cancer.
Are Shower to Shower Cancer Lawsuits Successful?
In addition to the $4.7 billion verdict, other Shower to Shower ovarian cancer lawsuits have resulted in millions of dollars in damages. Talcum powder lawsuits have also implicated the products in other forms of cancer, including a rare but aggressive form called mesothelioma. Juries awarded $37 million and $117 million verdicts in Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower mesothelioma lawsuits.
In 2012, Johnson & Johnson sold Shower to Shower to Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (now Bausch Health Cos.). Bausch removed talc from the product in 2018. Two years later, Johnson & Johnson announced it would stop selling talc-based baby powder in the U.S. Both manufacturers said their decisions were made for financial reasons rather than safety concerns, but thousands of talcum powder lawsuits are still pending.
Can I File a Shower to Shower Cancer Lawsuit?
If you used Shower to Shower or other talcum powders regularly and later developed ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, you may qualify for compensation. The experienced Boston attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP have over 50 years of experience advocating for individuals harmed by defective products. We can help you seek compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. If a loved one died of cancer after using Shower to Shower, you may also be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in leading causes of cancer deaths in women. If you believe talcum powder caused your ovarian cancer, don’t fight it alone. Contact our talcum powder injury attorneys today for a free consultation on your Shower to Shower cancer case. You can reach us 24/7 by calling 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contacting us online.