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Shower-to-Shower Baby Powder Lawsuit: Ovarian Cancer Risks

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The dangers of Shower to Shower Baby Powder have been a concern for many individuals, especially women who have used the product and developed ovarian cancer.

In recent years, this talc-based powder has been the subject of numerous lawsuits, highlighting the potential risks associated with its use.

As an attorney with years of experience dealing with baby powder lawsuits, I will explore the details of the Shower to Shower Baby Powder lawsuit and the risks associated with talcum powder.

Quick Summary

  • Shower to Shower Baby Powder is a talc-based product linked to potential risks of ovarian cancer and mesothelioma due to the presence of asbestos fibers.
  • Several lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson, alleging their talcum powder caused ovarian cancer, leading to class action suits seeking refunds and compensation for harm caused.
  • The settlements in talcum powder lawsuits have variable averages, but some plaintiffs have received awards worth millions of dollars.

What Is Shower To Shower Baby Powder?

Three pieces of Shower-To-Shower baby powder and talcum powder in the background

Shower to Shower Baby Powder is a talc powder intended for adult use and associated with potential ovarian cancer risks. It is also known as Johnson Baby Powder. This talcum powder product has been at the center of numerous lawsuits, as many women have developed ovarian cancer after using it in their shower routine.

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Does Shower to Shower Contain Talcum Powder?

Yes, Shower to Shower contains talcum powder, a substance associated with ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Shower to Shower, has been slammed with over 15,000 talc-related lawsuits. 

In one prominent case, a whopping $4.69 billion penalty award was handed out to 22 females and associated families who alleged that asbestos-tainted talc from J&J had caused their cancers [1].

What Is Talcum Powder?

Talcum powder on a desk

Talcum powder is a primary ingredient in talc-based baby powder, such as Shower to Shower Baby Powder, which is a mineral-based powder composed of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen derived from talc, a naturally occurring mineral [2].

Research has indicated a potential connection between talcum powders and cancer, particularly ovarian cancer, due to the potential presence of asbestos fibers [3].

Side Effects Of Shower To Shower Baby Powder

The side effects of Shower to Shower Baby Powder may include an increased risk of ovarian cancer and mesothelioma due to asbestos contamination.

Johnson & Johnson is currently facing litigation because of the popular Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder. It claims that the company did not warn women adequately about the potential ovarian cancer risks linked to using talcum powder-based products like Shower to Shower.

Woman pouring talcum powder on her palm The evidence to suggest a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer are studies that have shown a potential link between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer, with some research suggesting a 33-60% increased risk of developing the disease [4].

A study conducted in 1982 showed that women using talcum powder products during ovulation had a 92% greater risk of developing ovarian cancer than those who did not use the products.

Some assert that there is no evidence of a direct and causal effect. In contrast, others state that the effects of talc products on ovaries are “unclear” or maintain that the “weight of evidence” does not indicate a relationship between talc exposure and ovarian cancer [5].

“It has been suggested that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries if the powder particles (applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms) were to travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovaries.”
American Cancer Society

Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson, alleging that their talc-based products, including Shower to Shower, have caused ovarian cancer.

The class-action suit seeks only a refund for the money spent by women on the products. A refund is due to them regardless of whether or not they have had ovarian cancer.

These talc lawsuits have brought attention to the potential dangers of talcum powder products and the need for greater transparency and accountability from manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson.

As a result, many women and their families are seeking justice and compensation for the harm caused by these products.

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What Can I Do If I Suspect My Ovarian Cancer Was Caused By Shower to Shower?

A woman consulting a medical professionalIf you suspect your ovarian cancer was caused by Shower to Shower, it’s essential to consult a medical professional for advice and guidance.

Additionally, consider speaking to a personal injury lawyer to explore your options for compensation.

Remember that most jurisdictions have a two- or three-year statute of limitations for filing a talc claim. If you believe Shower to Shower caused your ovarian cancer, act quickly and seek legal assistance to protect your rights.

What Is The Average Settlement In A Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

The average settlement in a talcum powder lawsuit varies, but some cases have resulted in multi-million dollar awards for plaintiffs.

Factors such as the severity of the injury, the amount of medical bills incurred, and the amount of pain and suffering experienced by the plaintiff are all taken into account when calculating the settlement amount.

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FAQs

Is There A Connection Between Asbestos And Talc?

Yes, there is a connection between asbestos and talc. Asbestos is a known carcinogen that can be found in talc, raising serious concerns about the safety of talcum powder products. Exposure to asbestos-contaminated talc can cause mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that cannot be cured.

When Was Shower To Shower Powder Discontinued?

Shower to Shower powder was discontinued in the US in 2012 due to the growing number of lawsuits and concerns about its link to cancer. Bausch’s predecessor, Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc., bought Shower to Shower body powder rights for $150 million from Johnson & Johnson, who had been manufacturing the product until 2012.

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If you believe Shower to Shower caused your ovarian cancer or other health issues, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced talcum powder lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP for a free lawsuit evaluation.

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References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/search/research-news/8551/
  2. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/risk-prevention/chemicals/talcum-powder-and-cancer.html#:~:text=Talcum%20powder%20is%20made%20from,dry%20and%20helping%20prevent%20rashes.
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3621109/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6784763/
  5. https://www.healthline.com/health/cancer/does-talc-cause-cancer

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