These lawsuits allege that defendant Johnson & Johnson is liable for personal injuries or wrongful deaths that resulted from ovarian cancer in women who used the company’s talc products for feminine hygiene. Talc is a clay-like mineral that occurs naturally. Its basic composition is mainly magnesium, silicon and oxygen. When ground into a fine powder, talc absorbs moisture. This talcum powder is a common ingredient in various consumer products, including cosmetics like baby powder and adult body powders.Research has linked the regular use of talc-containing products like talcum powder, baby powder and body powder in the genital area to the development of ovarian cancer in women. More than 15,000 lawsuits are pending in state and federal courts. Because of the large plaintiff population, all types of healthcare liens are likely to be encountered.
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