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California: Does Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

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Numerous scientific studies have linked ongoing talcum powder use to an ovarian cancer diagnosis. These studies have shown that companies have been aware of the risk of prolonged exposure to talcum powder since the 1970s. To date, there have been several successful verdicts against the responsible pharmaceutical companies.

In 1992, a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) memo titled “Major Opportunities” suggested the company “investigate ethnic (African American and Hispanic) opportunities to grow the franchise.”

Studies have also shown that African American and Hispanic women tend to have lower rates of ovarian cancer than Caucasian women. Despite this data, all of these demographic groups have an exponentially higher likelihood to develop talc-related cancer. We believe this increased exposure is directly attributable to J&J's marketing efforts.

During pathology, doctors may find talc particles embedded within the tissue of a patient's ovaries when viewed under a microscope. Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after 2000 who have undergone chemotherapy and used talcum/baby powder for five or more years may be eligible for significant compensation.

If you, or a loved one, have ovarian cancer and regularly used talcum powder, contact the attorneys at Marlin & Saltzman immediately by completing a brief survey on our website or by calling (818) 991-8080. You may be entitled to significant compensation.

Disclaimer: The answer is intended to be for informational purposes only. It should not be relied on as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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