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Clubman Pinaud Talc Lawsuit in 2024 (Latest Updates)

Despite the name, Clubman Pinaud Talc products have not contained actual talc since the 1970s, when the company replaced the ingredient with cornstarch. However, if you used Clubman Pinaud Talc prior to that, you may have been exposed to the real thing, and may face an increased risk of developing deadly cancers such as ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.
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According to the National Institute of Health, studies have found that when talcum powder is applied to the perineal area over time, the tiny particles of talc can travel through the womb, up the fallopian tubes, and into the ovaries, greatly increasing a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer [1].

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer after using Clubman Pinaud Talc, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

What is Talc?

As stated in the American Cancer Society 2023 study, talc is a mineral composed mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen [2]. As the principal ingredient in talcum powder, talc absorbs moisture and helps reduce friction, making it useful for keeping skin dry and helping to prevent rashes.

Talc is widely used in cosmetic products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder and adult body and facial powders, as well as in a variety of other consumer products.

What is Cornstarch?

As the name implies, cornstarch is derived from corn, and is used as an ingredient in many types of food, including cornbread! Cornstarch looks a little like talc and has some of the same properties that make it useful as a cosmetic, such as helping keep the skin dry and preventing diaper rash.

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Cornstarch vs. Talc

Despite their similar appearance and relative usefulness as cosmetic ingredients, cornstarch, and talc are actually very different substances.

For instance, one is a mineral and the other is a food ingredient (if you don’t know which is which, you haven’t been paying very good attention to this article, and god only knows what you’ve been putting in your cornbread). Cornstarch also contains larger particles, so it is considered to be a safer ingredient in baby powder compared to talc.

The Plaintiff in California Talcum Powder Lawsuit Awarded Record $417 Million

According to USA Today, a Los Angeles jury in August 2018 awarded $417 million to a California woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer from talc in Johnson’s Baby Powder. The verdict, reached after a nearly 1-month trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, included $347 million in punitive damages against J&J [3].

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Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic pain
  • 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)

Migration of Talc From the Perineum to Multiple Pelvic Organ Sites: Study

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology in October 2019 [4] looked at 5 patient cases with documented perineal talc use, each of whom had talc in multiple pelvic sites distant from the perineum.

The age range of patients in the study was 47 to 59 years. Among the patients, three were diagnosed with serous carcinoma, one with endometrioid carcinoma, and one with clear cell carcinoma. All the histologic types have been previously associated with the general increase in risk linked to talc exposure, as indicated by epidemiologic studies.

The Pathologic International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics staging varied from IA (one patient) to IC (one patient) to IIIC (three patients).

Notably, all patients underwent bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO), and four out of the five also underwent total abdominal hysterectomy (TAH). Additionally, four out of the five individuals had pelvic region lymph nodes excised for both staging and treatment purposes.

Genital talc use is associated with increased risk for ovarian carcinoma in epidemiologic studies, the researchers concluded. Finding talc in pelvic tissues in women with ovarian carcinoma who have used talc is important in documenting exposure and assessing talc’s biologic potential, but tissue-based morphology studies have been rarely reported.

Can I File a Clubman Pinaud Talc Lawsuit?

Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against the maker of Clubman Pinaud Talc, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.

Most cases involving product liability allege that a product was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain potential health risk.

In the case of talcum powder, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that manufacturers failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of cancer.

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Studies

More than 2 dozen studies going back decades have identified links between the use of baby powder and cancer:

  • 1982 – As claimed by a case-controlled study published in the journal Cancer [5], women who “regularly used talc-based baby powder either as a dusting powder on the perineum or on sanitary napkins” were 1.92 times (92%) more likely to develop ovary cancer.
  • 1997 – A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology (PDF) found that “women with a history of perineal dusting with genital talc” were 1.6 times (60%) more likely to develop cancerous tumors.
  • 2008 – According to the Meta-study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health [6] pooling together more than 20 studies, a 35% increase in the risk of ovarian cancer diagnosis in 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 Clubman Pinaud Talc lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new mesothelioma and ovarian cancer cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed cancer from a talcum powder product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3621109/
  2. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/talcum-powder-and-cancer.html
  3. https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2017/08/21/jury-awards-417-m-lawsuit-linking-talcum-powder-cancer/587731001/
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6779257/
  5. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7083145/
  6. https://jech.bmj.com/content/62/4/358.long

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