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Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder/Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

Women regularly use talcum powder to maintain feminine hygiene. Talc comes from rock deposits that can be found all around the world, and is characterized by its softness. In fact, talc is the softest mineral on earth. While this soft powder seems harmless, a study from 2016 found in the Journal “Epidemiology” claimed that women who routinely applied this powder to their genitals had a 33 percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.


One of the most controversial cases surrounding the link between ovarian cancer and baby powder was reported in August 2017, when Eva Echeverria, a hospitalized woman, claimed that her use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer.


Echeverria ultimately won the case, in which the court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record-sum of $417 million.

Effects and Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Those who have been using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder may be at risk of developing ovarian cancer. Here are some signs and symptoms to look out for if you’ve been exposed to prolonged usage of talcum powder:

  • Changes in your menstrual cycle
  • Irregular bowel movements
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue/Low energy
  • Changes in appetite
  • Lower back/Pelvis pressure

The side-effects that come with ovarian cancer are often put off as just “common annoyances”, since they are subtle. This is where ovarian cancer gets its nickname, “the silent killer.”

Ovarian Cysts and Tumors

If not treated, these symptoms can lead to the development of ovarian cysts, masses, and tumors. Side effects that come with an ovarian cyst include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Painful intercourse
  • Difficulty emptying your bladder
  • Aching in the lower back/thighs

If you or a loved one have been experiencing any of these symptoms after prolonged exposure to Johnson & Johnson baby powder, give Robert J. DeBry & Associates a call at 801-988-9289, or fill out our free consultation form below. You may be entitled to compensation from irreversible damage to your health caused by the talcum powder.

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