As the number of talc powder cancer cases against Johnson & Johnson rises, Marasco & Nesselbush continues to provide legal care for ovarian cancer victims with talc powder claims. The firm is also stepping up its information sharing about the threat of talc powder related cancers to women throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.
According to reports published in early April 2017, there are now more than 4,000 individual cases against Johnson & Johnson involving ovarian or other cancers linked to long term use of talc powder. Also, the first case alleging a link between talc powder and fallopian tube cancer was filed recently in the District of Columbia.
Talc powder claims against Johnson & Johnson can be filed in state courts or federal court. With respect to pending suits in federal court, in October of last year, many suits involving talc powder cancers were centralized for coordinated pretrial action before a federal district court judge in the District of New Jersey.
Marasco & Nesselbush encourages women with concerns about cancer linked to talc powder to contact the firm to discuss their individual situation. Marasco & Nesselbush’s team of attorneys will continue to work diligently to provide legal care to current and future clients with talcum powder related claims. Not only will the firm help determine whether action is warranted in Rhode Island courts, federal courts, or both, the firm will also fight to make sure its clients receive all the financial compensation to which they may be entitled.
Do You Have a Lawsuit if You Used Talc and Have a Cancer Diagnosis?
Key factors in a woman’s ability to sue Johnson & Johnson due to a Talcum Powder ovarian cancer claim include:
- You must have an ovarian cancer
- You must have used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder (baby powder or Shower to Shower) on a regular basis.
- Your use of talcum powder must have involved dusting your genital area with the powder
According to published reports, as early as 1971, researchers found talc embedded in 75% of all ovarian tumors researchers studied. In addition, several studies and reports have confirmed that talc applied to a woman’s genital area may travel to the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
In June 2013, a study published in the medical journal Cancer Prevention Research found that women who used talcum body powder as a feminine hygiene product may face a 20% to 30% greater risk of ovarian cancer compared to those who do not apply talc.