Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits


  • I used Talcum Powder on a daily or weekly basis
  • I used Talcum Powder for five years or longer
  • I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer—or--
  • My loved one’s death was caused by ovarian cancer following long term, regular Talcum Powder use.

If you answered YES to the above, contact us for 
more information about your Talcum Powder injury claim.

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to talcum powder (talc-based body or baby powder) use and ovarian cancer. The link between talc and cancer has been highly researched for many years, with some studies suggesting women who use talc on their genitals are significantly more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who do not.

The Link Between Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer

Research suggests, when used on the female genitals, the talc can migrate up to the ovaries and become lodged in the tissues. One study found that in 13 women with ovarian cancer, 10 were found with talc particles deeply embedded in their bodies. Though talc is a natural mineral, the body cannot easily rid itself of the substance. Consequently, inflammation and cancerous tumors can form on the ovaries.


A 1971 study first linked talc to the development of ovarian cancer. Yet more than 30 years later, talcum powder manufacturers, such as Johnson and Johnson, still have not included any kind of warnings on their product labels. Allegedly, talcum powder manufacturers put profits before consumer safety.


Talcum Lawsuit News & Info

  • Jury Awards Talc Victim $70 Million

    How much do you trust the companies behind your favorite health products? Would you trust them with your life? That’s the question on many baby powder users minds following a third verdict against Johnson & Johnson. The company insists their talc-based products are safe, yet three juries have now awarded ovarian cancer patients who say they Continue Reading →

  • Talc Company to Pay Millions to Cancer Patient

    A cancer patient who used Johnson & Johnson baby powder for years has fought – and won – her case against the company. The pharmaceutical company was ordered by a judge to pay $55 million to their former customer because of the dangerous talcum used in their product. The plaintiff used their baby powder for 35 Continue Reading →

  • Cancer risks in African-American women linked to talc use

    A new study has discovered a link between talc use and ovarian cancer in African-American women. Researchers found that women who used talcum powder on their genitals were at a 40 percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer than those who did not use the product. Even women who used non-genital powder saw an increased Continue Reading →

  • Talcum powder lawsuits continue to pile up

    For years, women were encouraged by Johnson & Johnson to use baby powder to stay fresh. Decades later, many of those same women have developed ovarian cancer. Coincidence? More than a thousand new talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. The company has sold millions of bottles of baby powder through Continue Reading →

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