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Does Talcum Powder Cause Uterine Cancer?

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  September 11, 2020   |  

Talcum powder products, including Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower-to-Shower Powder as well as other talc products may cause cancer. These cancers include ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, and many are asking, “Does talcum powder cause uterine cancer?”

The American Cancer Society, The World Health Organization (WHO), among others, have recognized the link between the use of talc products by women and an increased risk of developing reproductive cancers such as cancers of the uterus and ovaries.

Many women have used talc over the years for feminine hygiene reasons and are now finding out that talc-based baby powder may cause uterine cancer, mesothelioma, and possibly other forms of cancer.

Talcum Powder and Uterine Cancer (and Other Cancer) Risk: What are the Facts?

Talc is a clay mineral mined in its soft-solid form. It is made of hydrated magnesium silicate and is known as the softest mineral on earth.

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder and Uterine Cancer Risk - Riddle & BrantleyOnce crushed, this mineral becomes talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson developed a scented form of talcum powder (Baby Powder) in the late 19th century. It was originally marketed to women following childbirth. Talc-based baby powder became popular as a hygiene product for women and for use on babies.

In recent years, however, the FDA has found evidence of asbestos contamination in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder. For decades, allegations have been made that the company was aware that its talc-based baby powder may be contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos… and did nothing to warn or protect consumers about potential ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, and uterine cancer risk.

Talcum Powder and Uterine Cancer Risk

A 2010 study by Stalo Karageorgi reported for the first time a link between genital (perineal) use of talcum powder and uterine cancer risk. This study suggested that talc may cause inflammation in the endometrium (the lining of the uterus).

This could lead to endometrial cancer, which according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine is the most common type of uterine cancer.

“Our results suggest that perineal talcum powder use increases the risk of endometrial cancer, particularly among postmenopausal women.”

-Stalo Karageori, et. al (talcum powder and uterine cancer researchers)

What is Uterine Cancer?

Uterine cancer or “womb cancer” occurs in the muscular organ where the fetus grows when a woman becomes pregnant.

There are two major types of uterine cancer:

  • Uterine Sarcoma: These cancers are found in the myometrium (muscle layer) or the supporting connective tissue of the uterus. Subtypes of this cancer include leiomyosarcomas and endometrial stromal sarcoma.
  • Endometrial cancers: These cancers begin in the endometrium (the cells that make up the inner lining of the uterus). Subtypes of these cancers include adenocarcinoma, carcinosarcoma, squamous cell carcinoma, undifferentiated carcinoma, small cell carcinoma and transitional carcinoma.

Symptoms associated with uterine cancer potentially caused by talcum powder use include:

  • Pain
  • Vaginal bleeding or discharge
  • Tumors
  • Unexplained weight loss.

Does Talcum Powder Cause Uterine Cancer and Other Forms of Cancer - Riddle & BrantleySince 1971, there have been more than 20 studies linking talc powder to reproductive cancers. Thousands of talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for allegedly failing to warn women of the risks of developing reproductive cancers from using its popular talcum-based powders (Baby Powder and Shower to Shower).

In addition, consumers have also filed lawsuits after developing mesothelioma potentially due to baby powder. Mesothelioma is a dangerous and generally terminal disease caused by asbestos exposure.

Have you been diagnosed with uterine cancer or another type of cancer after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder (baby powder)?

Our experienced talcum powder lawyers are reviewing claims on behalf of many women who have developed uterine cancer and other reproductive cancers such as ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder or other talc-based products.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a baby powder cancer lawyer at Riddle & Brantley, please call 1-800-525-7111.

IMPORTANT: As of August 2023, we can no longer accept claims involving mesothelioma potentially linked to talcum powder, only those involving ovarian cancer or endometrial ovarian cases, due to developments in this litigation. 

There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your talcum powder lawsuit and you receive financial compensation for uterine cancer potentially caused by baby powder, or other cancers potentially linked to talc-based powders manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE consultation with our experienced talcum powder lawsuit attorneys.

Is There a Statute of Limitations for Talcum Powder and Uterine Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits?

Talcum powder lawsuits are product liability cases. The statute of limitations differs in every state. Usually, these statutes run from 2 to 10 years, with most states having two-year statutes.

It is important to note, however, that every talc case is unique.

Depending on the circumstances, the clock may start ticking from the date of diagnosis or from the date you found out talcum powder may have contributed to your cancer.

Due to the potential Statute of Limitations in your state, now is the time to have you talcum powder uterine cancer claim (or other form of cancer claim) investigated.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 to speak with the experienced baby powder cancer lawyers at Riddle & Brantley.

In some cases, family members can file a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one from reproductive cancers. Usually, these statutes are on the shorter side. Most average two years.

Affordable Talcum Powder Uterine Cancer Lawyers - Riddle & BrantleyThe attorneys at Riddle & Brantley will be happy to answer questions about your particular time frame and the statute of limitations.

Please contact Riddle & Brantley today in order to avoid losing your right to file a lawsuit. You can contact us at 1-800-525-7111 or fill out the short form below.

Remember, there is never an obligation or sign-up fee. And we don’t get paid unless we get compensation for you. We are happy to talk with you and review your case.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your uterine cancer and talcum powder claim. We also handle claims related to baby powder and ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.

Does Talcum Powder Cause Uterine Cancer and Other Forms of Cancer?

Thousands of people suffering from uterine cancer (including ovarian cancer and endometrial ovarian cancer) and mesothelioma have filed lawsuits against companies that use talc in their products. Johnson & Johnson is at the center of many recent lawsuits.

Victims claim they developed uterine and other forms of cancer after using the company’s talc-based products for years.

Many of these lawsuits claim that manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson knew for more than 40 years that their talc-based products contained asbestos. As reported by the New York Times, Johnson & Johnson’s internal documents show the company may have concealed this information from the public for years and refused to put safety warnings on their products or remove them from shelves.

If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, mesothelioma or uterine cancer potentially due to using talcum powder, Riddle & Brantley is here to help.

Please contact us for a FREE, no-obligation consultation concerning your potential talcum powder cancer claim at 1-800-525-7111 or fill out the short form below.

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

Why Riddle & Brantley?

Our product liability attorneys have been holding potentially negligent manufacturers for injuries caused by dangerous products for decades.

The team of attorneys at Riddle & Brantley has more than 220+ years in combined legal experience and is led by Gene Riddle, an award-winning injury lawyer (see disclaimer below). Gene has been recognized by such organizations as Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and Super Lawyers. He is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award and has earned the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating for attorneys (see disclaimer below).

Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of injury and we are determined to seek justice for those who have suffered due to dangerous products and others’ negligence (see disclaimer below).

If you believe Johnson & Johnson talcum powder caused your uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma, please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE consultation.

“Due to Statutes of Limitations and other factors, now is the time to have your talcum powder and uterine cancer or other cancer claim investigated.”

Gene Riddle, managing partner and attorney, Riddle & Brantley

There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.

Justice Counts for those who have suffered cancer potentially due to talcum powder and we are ready to help you fight for justice however we can.

Call 1-800-525-7111 to speak with an attorney today regarding your talcum powder uterine cancer claim or lawsuit, or other cancer-related claim against Johnson & Johnson.

Justice Counts.


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