Johnson & Johnson talc-based powder has long been a popular choice for women in search of a simple feminine hygiene routine. Yet this trusted medicine cabinet staple product is possibly responsible for causing a particularly malicious form of ovarian cancer in 10,000 women each year.
The link between Johnson & Johnson’s talcum baby powder and ovarian cancer dates back forty-five years, when a study of ovarian cancer sufferers revealed talc particles in ovarian tissue. Despite the findings, Johnson & Johnson and talc mining business concerns have argued against all findings and kept their deadly product on both store and home shelves for decades.
Talc is a mineral that is made up of hydrated magnesium silicate. When it is ground into a powder, it will absorb moisture and minimize friction. In its powder form, talcum is widely used to keep skin dry and prevent a rash. If it is used on a woman’s genitals, dangerous talc mineral particles can travel into the reproductive tissues and remain trapped for a number of years. The particles cause ovarian tissue to become inflamed and lead to the growth of cancer cells.
Despite studies that have pointed to the connection between the mineral talc and ovarian cancer, health care giant Johnson & Johnson and the FDA have never warned consumers of the risk. Even though the HHS has concluded that the ongoing application of talc-based baby powder leads to increased rates of ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson continues to outright deny the connection.
Despite the stance of both the FDA and Johnson & Johnson, judges and juries have a much different opinion of the role played by talcum powder in ovarian cancer. A federal jury recently found that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn women of the link between its baby powder and an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after prolonged ongoing use of talc-based Johnson & Johnson powder products for feminine hygiene, please contact Frank Charles Miranda, P.A. today for a free review of your case.