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What to Do if You Have Developed Cancer After Using Talcum Powder
Johnson & Johnson has been under extensive legal fire in the past few years due to thousands of allegations that their talcum powder-based products, such as Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower, cause cancer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using a talc-based product manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, you may be entitled to compensation. Here, the talcum powder injury attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. discuss steps you may take if you have developed cancer.
Talcum Powder Use is Linked to Ovarian Cancer and Mesothelioma
Talcum powder has been widely used for decades in products like Johnson’s Baby Powder, which is used to absorb excess moisture on the skin and prevent rashes. Talc is also found in Johnson & Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower, a post-cleansing deodorizing product used by many individuals for years.
Despite the hailed safety of these products by Johnson & Johnson, consistent talc usage has been linked to cancers like ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. Specifically, thousands of women now claim that using talcum powder-based products around the genital area led to their development of ovarian cancer. Likewise, the use of Baby Powder may be linked to the development of mesothelioma, as it has been found to be contaminated with asbestos, a human carcinogen linked to mesothelioma.
Below are the steps you should take if you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products:
Seek Proper Medical Treatment Immediately
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it is crucial you first seek out the medical treatment that you need to survive and heal. With four out of 10 individuals reporting avoiding medical care due to concerns related to COVID-19, it is vital to prioritize the treatment of your acute conditions despite any pandemic-related anxieties.
Document Your Use of Johnson & Johnson Talc-Based Products
Note how long or how frequently you used talc-based products, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower or Baby Powder. Consider documenting the length of time, and the frequency, that you incorporated talc-based products into your healthcare or cosmetic routine. Many product liability victims who used talc-based products for decades were unaware of the potentially harmful side effects of the mineral talc. Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier, Imerys, allegedly knew of the harmful effects of talc but failed to properly disclose the information to the public.
Consult a Skilled Talcum Powder Injury Attorney to Review Your Case
As Johnson & Johson talcum powder litigation continues to grow, it is important you have an experienced, passionate and skilled team of attorneys by your side if you have been diagnosed with cancer after using talc. There are currently over 19,000 claims currently pending—ensure that you can be compensated justly by working with a skilled team of talcum powder attorneys. To learn more about talcum powder litigation and view a list of recent multi-million and multi-billion dollar verdicts against the multinational conglomerate Johnson & Johnson, click here.