“What Kind of Cancer Does Talcum Powder Cause?”
In the wake of Johnson & Johnson’s first-ever recall of talcum powder for asbestos contamination, many are asking, “What kind of cancer does baby powder cause?” If you’re wondering what kind of cancer is caused by talcum powder, we’ll explore that question in this blog post.
IMPORTANT: If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder, you may be entitled to compensation and you deserve justice. For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a talcum powder lawsuit attorney about your potential claim, please call 1-800-525-7111.
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“What kind of cancer is caused by talc-based baby powder?”
In order to evaluate this question, it’s most helpful to review the facts of the recent baby powder cancer claims against Johnson & Johnson.
Cancer-Causing Asbestos Contamination in Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder
For decades, allegations have been made that Johnson & Johnson knew that its talcum powder was contaminated with asbestos, and did nothing to warn consumers. Asbestos is a known cancer-causing substance.
In particular, it is alleged that women who used Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene in the genital area, developed ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, and mesothelioma as a result. These are three potentially deadly cancers, all of which have been tied to asbestos exposure.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson, alleging that potential victims developed ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, and mesothelioma.
What Does the Research Say?
In answering the question, “What kind of cancer does talcum powder cause?”, let’s look at the research.
Scientific research supports a strong connection between asbestos and cancer. In fact, the American Cancer Society and the World Health Organization have both recognized a strong link between exposure to talc products by women and the risk of uterine cancers such as ovarian cancer and endometrial ovarian cancer.
A landmark 2010 study also linked the use of talcum powder in the genital area to uterine cancer risk. The study suggested that talc particles could enter the lining of the uterus (endometrium) and cause inflammation, leading to cancer.
The link between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma is even clearer. For decades, it has been established that exposure to asbestos can cause a rare and often fatal type of cancer known as mesothelioma. The American Cancer Society has developed a comprehensive guide to the link between asbestos and mesothelioma.
Types of Cancer Potentially Caused by Talcum Powder: The Short Answer
Based on the evidence, the answer to the question, “What kind of cancer does talcum powder cause?” seems increasingly clear:
Research suggests that the use of asbestos-contaminated talc-based baby powder may cause ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma.
Those who have suffered ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma after prolonged exposure to Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products may be entitled to compensation.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced talcum powder cancer lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 today.
We will review your claim, advise you on your best available legal options, and if you decide to hire us we will fight tirelessly on your behalf for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your potential Johnson & Johnson baby powder cancer claim.
“What about lung cancer?”
For decades, an aggressive form of lung cancer called mesothelioma has been linked to exposure to asbestos. This link is well-documented by the evidence. Thousands of individuals have alleged that exposure to asbestos contained in talc-based powders caused mesothelioma.
In 2018, a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson and a talc distributor to pay $117 million in damages to a man who claimed that decades-long use of J&J baby powder caused his mesothelioma cancer. Unsealed documents in the trial revealed that Johnson & Johnson knew that its baby powder was potentially contaminated with asbestos as early as the 1960s, and did nothing to warn consumers.
So the answer is yes, the research indicates that talcum powder may cause lung cancer — in particular, mesothelioma.
In short, the answer to the question “What kind of cancer does talcum powder cause?” is that asbestos-contaminated talc-based baby powder may cause ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, and mesothelioma.
Our firm is actively investigating Johnson & Johnson talcum powder cancer claims, and we are ready to help however we can. Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a free, no-obligation consultation with our experienced product liability attorneys.
“I’ve been diagnosed with cancer and I believe Johnson & Johnson talcum powder is responsible. What can I do?”
If Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder caused your cancer, you deserve justice, and we are ready to help however we can.
If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the short form below for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
There are no upfront costs and, as always, you won’t pay a dime in attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation for your talcum powder cancer claim.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today for a free case review.
Since 1985, Riddle & Brantley has secured many significant judgments and settlements for victims of injury due to other individuals’ or companies’ negligence. In fact, we recently secured $850,000 for a victim of mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure (see disclaimer below).
Our team of talcum powder lawyers is led by Gene Riddle, who is recognized for his experience and results by such organizations as The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and others. He is the recipient of the 2014 Litigator Award and maintains a top-ranked AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell (see disclaimer below).
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