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Cashmere Bouquet Talcum Powder Lawsuit

The talc in Cashmere Bouquet powder and similar products has been repeatedly linked to an increased risk for ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, and other life-threatening health conditions. Our lawyers are representing victims and their families who have been diagnosed with cancer after using Cashmere Bouquet. Learn more about your legal rights and how to participate in a talcum powder lawsuit.
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Studies have suggested that side effects of Cashmere Bouquet and other talc products may increase a user’s risk of developing ovarian cancer, a disease that occurs in the female organs that produce eggs (ovaries). Although it appears that manufacturers knew — or should have known — about the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, these companies have failed to adequately warn the public about this risk.

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If you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products, you should contact our law firm immediately about your potential case.

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What is Talc?

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration notice from 2022, talc is a mineral that absorbs moisture and reduces friction, which has been used as a cosmetic powder for thousands of years [1]. It is still available in numerous body powders, though some companies have switched to cornstarch and other substitutes since talcum powder was linked to serious health risks.

Published scientific literature going back to the 1960s has suggested a possible association between the use of powders containing talc in the genital area and the incidence of ovarian cancer, the FDA said. In addition, questions about the potential contamination of talc with asbestos have been raised since the 1970s.

California Woman Awarded Record $417 Million in Talc Cancer Lawsuit

According to Reuters, in August 2017, a Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a woman who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s Baby Powder for over 40 years. The massive award included $68 million in compensatory damages and $340 million in punitive damages [2].

The decision followed a jury’s decision in August to hit J&J with the largest verdict to date in the litigation, awarding California resident Eva Echeverria $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages, Reuters said.

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Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS) publication from 2022 [3], ovarian cancer symptoms include:

  • Persistent abdominal bloating, indigestion, or nausea
  • Changes in appetite, often a loss of appetite or feeling full sooner
  • Feelings of pressure in the pelvis or lower back
  • Needing to urinate more frequently
  • Changes in bowel movements
  • Increased abdominal girth
  • Feeling tired or low energy

These symptoms are also commonly caused by benign (non-cancerous) diseases and by cancers of other organs, ACS said. When they are caused by ovarian cancer, they tend to be persistent and a change from normal − for example, they occur more often or are more severe.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Studies

A case-controlled study published in the journal Cancer in 1982 found that women who “regularly used talc either as a dusting powder on the perineum or on sanitary napkins” were more than 90% more likely to develop ovarian cancer compared to women who didn’t use the products.

As stated in the study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology in 1997 (PDF) [4], women with a history of “perineal dusting” of talc powder products were 60% more likely to develop ovarian cancer.

As claimed by a Meta-analysis published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health [5] in 2008, there was a 35% increase in the risk of ovarian cancer among women who used talc powder.

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The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Cashmere Bouquet lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new ovarian cancer and mesothelioma cases in all 50 states.

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References:

  1. https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/cosmetic-ingredients/talc
  2. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-cancer-lawsuit/california-judge-tosses-417-million-talc-cancer-verdict-against-johnson-johnson-idUSKBN1CQ003
  3. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/types/ovarian-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/signs-and-symptoms.html
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9048520
  5. https://jech.bmj.com/content/62/4/358.long

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