Author Archives: Melinda J.

Melinda J.

About Melinda J.

Editor-in-Chief of TalcumPowderSafety. Since 1999, she's worked across a multitude of areas of consumer protection including defective products, environmental issues, identity theft, predatory lending and more.

List of 8 Biggest Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials for 2020

Ovarian cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women, accounting for more than 21,000 new cases each year (American Cancer Society). Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer that occurs in the female reproductive system. Rates of ovarian cancer have generally been falling, but recent revelations and lawsuits about the… Read More »

Maine Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $10 Million in Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit Since 2015, clinical trials and other scientific evidence has shown that using talcum powder and baby powder on the female genitals can cause ovarian cancer in some women. Other women may also develop mesothelioma, which is a terrible cancer that affects the… Read More »

Arizona Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit

Department of Justice Investigating If J&J Concealed Cancer Risk of Baby Powder Most people in America know about Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder. It has been used in millions of American homes for over 100 years. But in the past several years, Baby Powder from J&J has been getting substantial negative publicity. There has been… Read More »

Are men at risk of talcum powder-related cancers?

While the media focuses more on women who got cancer from talcum powder, men can suffer from cancer by using the product, as well. In a baby powder cancer case in 2018, a man in was awarded $117 million for J&J allegedly causing his cancer. The judge on the case found that Stephen Lanzo’s cancer… Read More »

How can I prove that talcum powder contributed to my cancer?

It is important after your cancer diagnosis to take this information to a personal injury attorney who is experienced in filing personal injury lawsuits in baby powder cancer cases. Your attorney will be able to review your case and determine if it is possible for a successful claim to be likely. He will want to… Read More »

When did they establish a link between talcum powder and cancer?

There are scientific studies going back to 1982 that suggest a possible link between using baby powder with traces of asbestos in it and ovarian cancer. Also, a Reuters examination of released internal company memos at J&J indicated the company was aware as early as the early 1970s there could be a connection between their… Read More »

How much does using talcum powder increase my risk of cancer?

Based on many clinical studies that involve thousands of women, women who used talcum powder on their genitals have an approximately 30% higher chance of getting ovarian cancer than women who have not. This means over your life, your risk of ovarian cancer increases from 1.3% to 1.7%. That is still a very low risk,… Read More »

Can I sue if I get cancer and have used talcum powder?

Yes. If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma and can demonstrate a history of using talcum powder, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the company that made the product. For example, there are more than 13,000 lawsuits pending against Johnson & Johnson today that allege baby powder use led to… Read More »

What are the side effects of using talcum powder?

If you are a regular user of talcum powder, you should know there is some controversy about whether talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. Most of the controversy involves talcum powder and Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder that may have contained traces of asbestos. Some talc samples at J&J over the years have… Read More »