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Talc-Based Johnson & Johnson Products Linked to Ovarian Cancer and Mesothelioma

On Behalf of | Aug 26, 2020 | Product Liability

Lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson continue to increase amid claims that talc-based J&J products may cause cancer. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products, such as Baby Powder or Shower to Shower, do not hesitate to seek out legal counsel to evaluate your claim. Here, the product liability attorneys at Peter Angelos Law provide an update on recent Johnson & Johnson litigation as well as signs and symptoms to look for if you are a frequent user of talc-based products.

Cases Against Johnson & Johnson Reopen Amid Further Evaluation

After the revival of two separate New Jersey cases that claim Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products caused the plaintiffs’ ovarian cancer, thousands of closed cases may undergo further review, with the possibility of reopening. Other talc-related cases currently on hold may be impacted as well.

In an emailed statement, a Johnson & Johnson spokesperson stated, “We remain confident that our talc is safe, asbestos-free, and does not cause cancer.” However, claims that talc does cause cancer continue to grow, with more than 20,000 lawsuits pending against Johnson & Johnson. This exponentially growing number of cases may force the iconic enterprise to settle the lawsuits.

Speak to Your Health Care Professional Immediately If You Experience These Symptoms

Asbestos-contaminated talc has been linked to a variety of health issues and cancers, most notably ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. Consumers have widely used talc products, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, to dry and protect their skin, as talcum powder is known to effectively absorb moisture on the skin. However, following claims that some talc may have been contaminated with the carcinogen asbestos, many consumers have taken legal action after developing dangerous cancers and other health problems after using J&J talc products.

Ovarian Cancer Signs and Symptoms

If you have experienced any of the following symptoms of ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, speak to your health care professional immediately:

  • Abdominal swelling,
  • Weight loss,
  • Pain or discomfort in the pelvic area,
  • Significant changes in bowel habits, and
  • A frequent need to urinate

Mesothelioma Signs and Symptoms

If you have experienced any of the following general symptoms of mesothelioma after using talcum powder, the legal team at Peter Angelos Law urges you to notify your physician:

  • Fever,
  • Fatigue,
  • Blood clots,
  • Weight loss,
  • Loss of appetite,
  • Weight loss, or
  • Shortness of breath

Contact the Baltimore Product Liability Attorneys Today For a Free Consultation

For decades, consumers used talc-based Johnson & Johnson products on their skin. Now, thousands have come forward with claims that these products were contaminated with a human carcinogen that may have led to their development of cancer. If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma, ovarian cancer or another serious illness after frequent usage of talcum powder products, contact the skilled product liability attorneys at Peter Angelos Law today.