Talcum Powder

  • The Problem: Talcum powder is linked to allegations that women have developed ovarian cancer after using it for feminine hygiene.

  • The Response: In 2016, three trials representing women who suffered ovarian cancer linked to talcum powder resulted in large jury awards.

  • What Can We Do to Help: Our experienced attorneys can review your medical records and advise you if filing a case is in your best interest.

The attorneys at Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault are investigating allegations that women have developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder for feminine hygiene. If you or someone you know developed ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder, contact us today. Find out if you can seek compensation for your injuries by completing our free case evaluation.


It has been alleged that Johnson & Johnson, the maker of popular talc-based powders, including Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower, knew about the ovarian cancer risk since at least 1982, but failed to warn women using these products.

Legal cases involving Talcum powder and their alleged links to ovarian cancer have now been assigned to a Multi District Litigation (MDL). Now more than ever, if you suspect you or a loved one has developed ovarian cancer after talcum powder use, it is important to check out your legal recourse with our attorneys.

In February 2016, a jury awarded $72 Million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer, allegedly caused by Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. In May 2016, another woman was awarded $55 Million for ovarian cancer allegedly caused by the same product. A third trial in October 2016, resulted in another jury award of more than $70 Million to a woman who had ovarian cancer, allegedly linked to Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder. 

Jonathan Ashton, Senior Associate from GT&B discussed Talcum Powder and its dangers on “Better Living” on NBC24 with Charity Freeman.

Why is Talcum Powder Dangerous?

Talc is a natural mineral which used in loose form is known as talcum or baby powder. However it also contains a microscopic particulate that when inhaled can cause cancer. When women use these products externally in their genital area, these particles can travel up to the ovaries, where they can develop into cancer.

Recent studies have found that using talcum powder regularly can increase the risk of ovarian cancer from 2% to 33%!

Johnson & Johnson has known the dangers of talcum powder but continued to promote Shower to Shower as a feminine hygiene product specifically for use in the genital (perineal) area.

If you or anyone you know has had ovarian cancer and used talcum powder products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, you may be entitled to compensation. The Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Attorneys at Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault are dedicated to ensuring manufacturers are held responsible for the dangerous side effects of their products.  Call our Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Attorneys at Gallon, Takacs & Boissoneault or fill out the free case evaluation. We want to help you.

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