Shower to Shower Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer
“Shower to Shower” Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer
Shower to Shower is a body powder marketed to women as a feminine hygiene product by pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson. It contains talcum powder, which is a soft mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate.
Talcum powder is widely used in baby products as well as cosmetic products, and is generally thought to be safe; however, many research studies have linked it to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women who apply it to their genital area.
Since the 1970s, researchers have conducted more than 20 studies on the effects of talc powder on women. They discovered that talcum powder can travel through a woman’s reproductive tract and become embedded in the ovarian tissue, where it can cause cancerous tumors to form.
Johnson & Johnson knew about the risk since at least 1982, but failed to warn women using these products. Essentially, they put profits ahead of women’s safety.
Now, the victims of Johnson & Johnson’s negligence are fighting back.
In May of this year, a jury slapped Johnson & Johnson with a $55 million verdict after a woman claimed the company’s talcum powder gave her ovarian cancer.
In a similar case that was resolved several months prior, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer allegedly caused by the company’s talc-based products.
As of now, more than 1,200 talcum powder lawsuits are pending.
Have you used Shower to Shower or other talc-based products for feminine hygiene purposes? If so, it is absolutely imperative that you completely stop usage of the product and refer to your trusted physician.
Ovarian cancer may be rare, but it is deadly nonetheless. Also, its symptoms are mild and vague, which tends to delay diagnosis until it is difficult or impossible to treat. If you are experiencing any of the following after using Shower to Shower or another talc-based product, go to the doctor right away:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Abnormal discharge
- Abdominal pain or pressure
- Bloating or swelling
- Significant changes in bowel or bladder habits
- Chronic fatigue
- Lower back pain
- Loss of appetite
If you believe you have a valid Shower to Shower lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, contact the experienced talcum powder lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm for immediate assistance. Our fearless legal team has an impressive track record of handling high stakes cases against big pharmaceutical companies. We can fight to get you maximum compensation for your damages. To receive a free case evaluation, call us at 1-800-522-7274 today.