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Talcum Powder Linked to Cancer

If you have developed cancer after using talc-containing products, consult us to evaluate your individual claim and determine if you qualify to file a talcum powder lawsuit. No win, no fee


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If someone else, a company, or a defective product is responsible for your injuries (Just like Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based personal care products can cause ovarian cancer), the law entitles you to compensation, but, to ensure that you maximize your recovery, you need experience on your side with the help of the right  attorney.

What you need to know

About Talcum Powder Lawsuits

People filing talcum powder lawsuits claim they were diagnosed with cancer after using talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder.

In April 2023, Johnson & Johnson proposed an $8.9 billion bankruptcy settlement to settle these lawsuits. 

Johnson & Johnson is one of the many companies that have been sued over asbestos-contaminated talcum powder, particularly in its baby powder products. In October 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded a year-long investigation into cosmetic products containing talc. After asbestos was found in several of the products, the FDA worked with manufacturers, including J&J, to recall some products that contained trace amounts of asbestos. Later that month, J&J recalled a single batch of Johnson’s Baby Powder.

Who Is Eligible to File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

Individuals who have used talc-containing products and have developed ovarian cancer or mesothelioma may be eligible for a talcum powder lawsuit.

For ovarian cancer lawsuits, women must have used talc-containing products near the general cancer area on an almost daily basis, usually for four or more years, before they developed ovarian cancer. You also must have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after 2000 and be between the ages of 22 and 65.

Who can join the talcum powder lawsuit for cancer?

You may be eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit, if you meet the following criteria:

  • Previous use of talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower.
  • Regular daily use for a minimum of four years.
  • Diagnosis of conditions such as ovarian cancer, other cancers in the female reproductive tract.

If you are unsure of your eligibility, talk to one of our experts today! We’ll review your case for free and let you know if you qualify for legal action.

Frequently Asked Questions

Talcum Powder Lawsuits could settle for a significant amount of money.
Our Talcum Powder Attorneys estimate that Talcum Powder Lawsuits could settle for anywhere between $100,000 and $1 million.
These estimates are by no means a guarantee of financial compensation for Talcum Powder Lawsuits.
They are only an estimation based on previous settlements for Talcum Powder Claims and the new $8.9 billion Talcum Powder settlement offer announced in April 2023.
The settlement has not yet been agreed to.
In 2020, Johnson and Johnson paid a settlement worth nearly $100 million for 1,000 Talcum Powder Lawsuits.
Also in 2020, 22 women were paid $2.12 billion to settle their Talcum Powder claims.
If you believe you have developed ovarian cancer or uterine cancer resulting from the use of talcum powder, first see a doctor immediately. You should also report the incident to your physician and the FDA.
To find out if you are eligible to file a claim in a talcum powder lawsuit, contact US at (888) 741-0465 or request a free and confidential case evaluation.
Every state has statutes of limitations, which set maximum time limits for filing injury claims. Once the statute of limitations expires, individuals are barred from bringing claims against the liable entities and individuals.
If you believe you have been harmed by talcum powder, it is crucial to be aware that your statute of limitations may have already expired or could soon expire. Without reviewing the specific details of your situation, we cannot determine the exact status of your statute of limitations.
Naturally occurring talc and asbestos often coexist in the earth, making contamination during mining operations highly likely. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies talc containing asbestos, when inhaled, as “carcinogenic to humans.”
In August 2022, Johnson & Johnson, a major talcum powder manufacturer, announced the global discontinuation of its baby powder in 2023. The company maintains that its product is asbestos-free and does not cause cancer. In April 2023, Johnson & Johnson offered a settlement of $8.9 billion to resolve numerous talcum powder lawsuits alleging the development of ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.
The conflicting information surrounding talc-based products has generated significant consumer concern regarding their safety. Individuals diagnosed with cancer after using these products may consider seeking legal assistance. If you have a consistent history of using talc-based products over a substantial period and have been diagnosed with cancer, you may be eligible to file a claim.