Studies dating back to the 1990s revealed an association between the use of talcum powder on the genital region and an increased risk for ovarian cancer. Fast forward to 2013, when a study published by Cancer Prevention Research harmonized data from several talcum powder and ovarian cancer association studies. The analysis highlighted an increased risk in ovarian cancer for women who used talcum powder on their genitals.
With greater awareness of its dangers, companies that manufacture talcum powder products are under fire as women across the nation seek justice. Earlier this year, a St. Louis jury awarded a Californian woman over $70 million in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, which she alleged caused her ovarian cancer after years of talcum powder use. In the suit, she accused Johnson & Johnson of negligence for not warning the public of the risk talcum powder poses and its particular association with ovarian cancer.
This is not the first case Johnson & Johnson faced on this matter. Previously, two other lawsuits in St. Louis also resulted in favorable outcomes for the plaintiffs, worth a combined total of $127 million. Additionally, over a thousand similar lawsuits have been filed, with more under review.
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