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Talcum Powder Linked to ovarian cancer likely according to expert

Talc Linked to Ovarian Cancer in California Trial

August 7, 2017
An expert in epidemiology has testified in a California court that women who routinely use talcum powder products have higher-than-usual rates of ovarian cancer.

Jack Siemiatycki, of the University of Montreal and McGill University, testified that, in his studies of the links between talc and ovarian cancer, he has found that talc is likely to cause cancer.

Siemiatycki spoke on behalf of Eva Echeverria, the lead plaintiff in a complex Multi-District Litigation (MDL) case against Johnson and Johnson over the alleged links between ovarian cancer and the talc contained in the company’s baby powder and talcum powder products. Echeverria’s ovarian cancer is terminal.

Echeverria’s suit is one of seven that will be heard in the California courts. J&J lost three of four Missouri trials, and has been ordered to pay more than $300 million in damages. The company continues to stand its ground that its talc-containing products are safe.

The closely watched trial is currently proceeding in Los Angeles.

If you have ovarian cancer, and you’ve been using talcum powder and/or baby powder as a feminine hygiene product for an extended period of time, you may be entitled to join a lawsuit. Contact today to learn how we can help you.

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