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Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Lawsuits are being filed against baby powder manufacturers for claims that they knew their talc was contaminated and could cause ovarian cancer, but did nothing about it. 

Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Talc is a naturally occurring mineral that’s been widely used in many industries for decades. Johnson’s Baby Powder, a product from Johnson & Johnson, was released in 1893 as a diaper rash treatment. Since then, millions of households have used talcum powder products for health and beauty needs.

Unfortunately, studies have shown a link between talc and ovarian cancer as well as other illnesses, and manufacturers should be held responsible for continuing to market a product they knew could be dangerous. 

If you or a loved one used talc-based products like Johsnon’s Baby Powder and were later diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you should contact an attorney. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit to receive compensation for any losses you’ve experienced.

Talcum Powder Lawsuit Facts


  • Talcum Powder-based products


  • Ovarian Cancer


  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Imerys Talc America
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Whittaker, Clark & Daniels
  • Vanderbilt Minerals


  • More than $4 billion has been awarded in settlements.
  • Lawyers are still accepting cases.
  • In January 2024, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay over $700 million to settle state-level lawsuits over its talcum powder products, amid ongoing litigation involving more than 50,000 claims in the federal MDL.
  • A Florida state judge declared a mistrial on March 6, 2024, in a case alleging J&J’s baby powder caused a Miami anesthesiologist’s cancer, after jurors were ‘hopelessly deadlocked’.

What You Need to Know About Talcum Powder Lawsuits 

The first talcum powder lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson back in 2009 by a woman who developed ovarian cancer. Since then, tens of thousands of lawsuits have been filed against major brands like Johnson & Johnson as well as the miners and manufacturers of talc products. 

Because manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson had knowledge of the risks posed by using talcum powder, and the connection between use and the increased risk of contracting ovarian cancer, J&J and other manufacturers had a duty to warn their consumers. By ignoring this responsibility, these manufacturers are liable to women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a result of the use of their talcum powder. 

Each year, thousands of women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. If you’re one of those women, you should know you’re not alone. Moreover, if your cancer is linked to talcum powder use, you may be eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit to seek compensation for the suffering you’ve endured and to help hold these companies accountable. 

If you think you’re eligible for a lawsuit, get in touch with our team today to learn more.

Were You or a Loved One Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer After Using Talcum Powder? 

You may be eligible to file a lawsuit for significant compensation.

Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer

Scientists and researchers first recognized a possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer in the early 1970s when particles of talc were discovered in ovarian and cervical tumors. These particles have also been discovered in the lymph nodes of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. 

There are two different theories of how talc may cause ovarian cancer. One theory is that talcum powder products are contaminated with asbestos, and asbestos can cause cancer. The other theory is that talc particles can travel into the ovaries and cause chronic inflammation. Studies have shown that inflammation has long been associated with cancer development. 

Over the last few decades, studies have shown a strong connection between the extended use of talcum powder in the genital area. Epidemiological studies have concluded that the use of talcum powder can increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer by 30 to 60 percent and, conversely, eliminating the use of talcum powder could protect more than a quarter of women who develop the devastating disease.

Roughly 22,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. If you’ve been diagnosed after the use of talcum powder, you may have a case. You should contact a lawyer to find out more about whether or not you’re eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit.

Who Is Eligible to File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

People who used a cosmetic or commercial talcum powder product and later developed ovarian cancer or mesothelioma may be eligible to file a lawsuit.

In the case of ovarian cancer, in order to be eligible for a lawsuit, women must have used products containing talc around the genital area daily or almost daily before developing ovarian cancer. It is important to note that women who used baby powders made from cornstarch are not eligible for these lawsuits because cornstarch-based powders don’t contain talc.

Is There a Statute of Limitations for Talcum Powder Lawsuits? 

​​Talcum powder lawsuits are product liability cases, and the statute of limitations varies from state to state. Generally these statutes run from two to 10 years, but the majority of states have two-year statutes.

Depending on the situation, this timeframe may begin either from the date of your cancer diagnosis or from the date you found out talcum powder could have contributed to your cancer.

In some cases, family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one from cancer. These statutes of limitations are shorter, typically around two years.

If you’re unaware of the statute of limitations in your state, you should contact an attorney to help you determine the correct time frame.

Are You Wondering If You’re Eligible for a Talcum Powder Lawsuit? 

If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after the use of cosmetic or commercial talcum powder, you may be eligible for a lawsuit. 

Talcum Powder Lawsuit FAQs

How Do I Know If Talcum Powder Caused My Ovarian Cancer?
Have Talcum Powder Products Been Recalled? 
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