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July 03, 2020 - In July 2018, a St. Louis jury awarded nearly $4.7 billion ($4.14 billion in punitive damages and $550 million in compensatory damages) to 22 women and their families, after those women claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. Up until now, the ovarian cancer claims against J & J focused on the talc fibers...
June 13, 2020 - Once these fibers—foreign bodies to the body—embed in the ovaries, inflammation occurs. Years and years of this inflammation can...new research, which was presented at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology in Honolulu, a scientific team showed a clear link between talc and inflammation in...Most of the evidence which links a woman’s use of talcum powder to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer is taken from two case-control studies done in...
June 05, 2020 - Factors that have been shown to mildly alter the risk of a woman being diagnosed with ovarian cancer is giving birth, maintaining a healthy weight, and using oral contraceptives. Overall, ovarian cancer is more common among older women, but there are certain types of ovarian cancer that are more common in younger women. Having endometriosis also seems...
May 27, 2020 - The Link Between Ovarian Cancer and Talcum Powder - If you have recently received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, you have likely been shaken to the core and have a thousand questions running through your brain. Perhaps you used Johnson & Johnson baby powder with talc for feminine hygiene purposes and are wondering whether...
May 21, 2020 - It appears an era is finally over—as the lawsuits against the pharmaceutical giant continue to mount, the company claims discontinuing the talc-based baby powder products is a “commercial decision.” Over the coming months, all sales of J & J’s talc-based baby powder products will be discontinued in the United States and Canada. While existing inventory will...
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