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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What is Talc?
Talc is a mineral that absorbs moisture and reduces friction, which has been used as a cosmetic powder for thousands of years. 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.
California Woman Awarded Record $417 Million in Talc Cancer Lawsuit
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, according to Reuters.
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Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
- 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
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.
A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology (PDF)  in 1987 found that women with a history of “perineal dusting” of talc powder products were 60% more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
Meta-study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health  in 2008 found a 35% increase in the risk of ovarian cancer among women who used talc powder.
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Do I have a Cashmere Bouquet Lawsuit?
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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