Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest cancers. Every year about 20,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed and 14,000 women die from the cancer. The use of talcum powder increases the risk of ovarian cancer by about 33%. In 2006, the cancer agency division of the World Health Organization declared the genital use of talc powder to be carcinogenic, yet J&J continues to defend the use of talc and maintains its safety for genital use. The company has been aware of these studies since the 70’s and failed to inform consumers about the potential risk. Since January 2016, the company has been forced to pay over $117 million in damages to victims and there are still over 1,000 lawsuits pending against them.
If you or a loved one has suffered ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, contact an experienced personal injury attorney. The Law Offices of Luvell L. Glanton have the experience and expertise you need for a successful case. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options.