Decades of medical research connect talc-based body powders to ovarian cancer. Despite this research, Johnson & Johnson has never warned the public about the potential risk. As the company continues to deny any link between its product and cancer, thousands of women have filed product liability lawsuits.

  • 4,000 ovarian cancer lawsuits
  • Missouri, California and Delaware state courts
  • $717 million in jury awards to patients and families

The tide appears to be turning. Six talc lawsuits have gone to trial. Ovarian cancer patients have won five of them, securing over $700 million in compensation. We can help you pursue justice, too.

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Thousands of women have been shocked to learn that decades of medical research connect talcum body powders to ovarian cancer.

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Over the last few months, it’s been difficult to escape the media’s focus on Johnson & Johnson’s popular baby powder products, including one of the company’s most cherished brands, Johnson’s Baby Powder. Alongside dozens of attorney advertisements, reports from the likes of ABC News, the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News all pose one fundamental question: “can talcum powder cause ovarian cancer?”

Women Say J&J Failed To Warn Of Baby Powder Risks

While women have used talcum powders for feminine hygiene for about a century, a number of medical experts have raised concerns about the safety of the product’s long-term use.

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In fact, more than four decades of scientific studies have found evidence that talc-based body powders can increase the risk for ovarian cancer. Many ovarian cancer patients, however, are only learning of this link now. Why? Johnson & Johnson has never issued a public warning about the association between its Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower To Shower products and cancer.

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Several law firms have committed themselves to informing the public, alerting US consumers with a flood of TV commercials on recent baby powder lawsuits. While our experienced product liability attorneys do not produce commercials, we are devoted to providing unfiltered information on this critical issue.

Thousands File Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits

To date, over 4,000 ovarian cancer patients and families have filed suit against Johnson & Johnson, accusing the company of concealing decades of troubling scientific research on talcum powder.


Tragically, many widowers and loved ones have joined this litigation – seeking compensation in memory of the wives, mothers and sisters whose lives were claimed by aggressive cases of ovarian cancer. While their personal circumstances differ, each of these Plaintiffs has raised their voice in condemnation of what they call rampant corporate greed.

Verdicts Grant Patients, Families Millions In Damages

State court juries have largely agreed. Six baby powder lawsuits have now gone before a jury – in five of these cases, juries have held Johnson & Johnson liable for hiding the potential risks of talc-based powders from the public. Johnson & Johnson has only prevailed once.

After reviewing decades of medical evidence, listening to the testimony of independent research experts and learning of Johnson & Johnson’s questionable marketing tactics, these jurors have concluded that the company should be held accountable for withholding information from women across the country. Many believe a warning should be added to the labeling for talcum powder products.

Are Settlements On The Way?

One cancer patient was awarded $55 million in damages, covering medical expenses, pain and suffering. In a second case, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who recently lost her battle to ovarian cancer.

A recent lawsuit held in Los Angeles, the first to proceed to trial in a California court, resulted in a $417 million award for a 62-year-old woman. In all, ovarian cancer patients have secured more than $700 million in compensation.

Yet thousands of similar lawsuits are still awaiting trial. Many legal observers have begun to ask how many more courtroom losses the company can withstand. While the health care giant in public statements appears committed to defending itself against these allegations, some attorneys cannot help but think that a settlement may be on the way.

Can I File A Baby Powder Lawsuit?

Quite possibly.

Legal experts believe that any woman who used Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based body powders and developed ovarian cancer may be entitled to file suit. Widowers and families who lost loved ones to ovarian cancer may also be able to bring a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. Most attorneys say that cancer patients who used talcum powder frequently for decades currently have the best chance of securing compensation.

Mesothelioma Patients Consider Claims Of Their Own

Law firms are also beginning to investigate the potential of cases based in a diagnosis of mesothelioma. A number of corporate documents made public during the course of litigation have cast doubt on Johnson & Johnson’s claims that its talc-based products have never contained asbestos. Several talc mines with which the company worked appear to have admitted that, at least during the 1970s, asbestos fibers were found in their mineral supplies.

As most of us are now aware, asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer that almost always proves fatal. With further development, these recent revelations may lead to a second wave of litigation, in which mesothelioma patients and their families link talcum powders to asbestos and mesothelioma itself.

Seek Legal Counsel Now

As we’ve seen, the talcum powder litigation is moving swiftly, with six major jury verdicts already in the books. Patients and loved ones are urged to contact an experienced product liability attorney immediately.

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