Side effects of Gold Bond Medicated Powder may include ovarian cancer, the 5th leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one got ovarian cancer after using Gold Bond talcum powder, 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
Women and Talcum Powder
Women apply talcum powder products like Gold Bond Baby Powder to their private parts or on their undergarments and sanitary pads to keep the genitals cool and to discourage the development of vaginal odors. Additionally, the reproductive tracts of many women have been exposed to talcum powder via diaphragms sprinkled with the product or condoms that were coated with it.
What’s the Problem?
Studies have found that talc-based powders may increase the risk of ovarian cancer in women who used the products regularly for feminine hygiene.
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
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:
- 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)
Lawsuit Blames Gold Bond Baby Powder for Ovarian Cancer Death
A product liability lawsuit filed in 2014 accused Chattem, the company that makes Gold Bond Baby Powder, and other talcum powder manufacturers for failing to warn women that use of their products may increase the risk of ovarian cancer. The complaint was filed on behalf of the estate of Janice Chakalos, who died of ovarian cancer in 2012 at the age of 63 after decades of using talc-based powders.
Talcum Powder Products
In addition to Gold Bond talcum powder, our lawyers are accepting potential lawsuits on behalf of women who got ovarian cancer after using the following products:
- Johnson’s Baby Powder
- Shower-to-Shower body powder
- Clubman Pinaud Talc
- McKesson Baby Powder
- Nivea Pure Talc
Talc Cancer Lawsuit Allegations
Lawsuits involving talcum powder state that manufacturers failed to warn consumers of the increased risk of ovarian cancer with talc products when used for personal hygiene. Plaintiffs attorneys claim these companies have known for decades about the link between cancer and talcum powder when the products are applied to the genital area, yet failed to disclose information about this risk in order to maximize profits.
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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 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.