Our lawyers are reviewing potential lawsuits for women who were injured by Gold Bond talcum powder, a cosmetic product that may increase the risk of ovarian cancer when applied to the genitals.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using a talcum powder product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What is Gold Bond Powder?
Gold Bond Powder is designed to protect against chaffing, diaper rash, and other minor skin irritations. The product comes in the following varieties:
- Gold Bond Medicated Baby Powder
- Gold Bond Original Strength Body Powder
- Gold Bond Medicated Extra Strength Body Powder
What’s the Problem?
Talcum powder has been used for decades as an effective absorbent to help deodorize. The primary component in talcum powder is magnesium silicate hydroxide (commonly known as talc). Talc is the main ingredient in baby powder, medicated powder, perfumed powders and designer perfumed body powder. However, talc contains asbestos, a known carcinogen (cancer-causing substance).
Studies going back to the early 1970s have found that talc particles can cause tumors in the ovaries and lungs. The substance is capable of moving up the reproductive system and becoming embedded in the lining of the ovary. Researchers have identified talc particles in ovarian tumors, and have found that women with ovarian cancer have applied talcum powder to their genital areas more often than healthy women without the disease.
Does Gold Bond Powder Contain Talc?
Gold Bond Baby Powder contained talc until the mid-1970s. These products are now made with cornstarch powder.
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary symptoms such as urgency (always feeling like you have to go) or frequency (having to go often)
Has a Class Action Been Filed?
Several class action lawsuits have been filed against talcum powder manufacturers over their failure to warn about ovarian cancer risks; however, plaintiffs in these cases have not been diagnosed with cancer. Our lawyers are currently only filing individual lawsuits on behalf of injured parties. If you developed ovarian cancer after using Gold Bond Powder or other talc-based product, contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
Talcum Powder Cancer MDL
In October 2016, a panels of judges centralized 9 lawsuits alleging Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products caused cancer into a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in New Jersey federal court. Plaintiffs in the cases accuse J&J of personal injury or wrongful death over the side effects. The common questions among the cases are whether the talc-based powders cause ovarian or uterine cancer, whether the company knew, or should have known, about that correlation and whether the company did enough to warn consumers.
Need More Info?
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Do I Have a Gold Bond Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in talcum powder lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new talc ovarian cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got cancer from talcum powder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.