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Talcum Powder

Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Alerts Consumers of Talcum Powder Dangers and Lawsuit

Have you or a loved one used Talcum powder and been diagnosed with Cancer? 

The lawsuit claims that Talcum can cause cancer when applied for personal hygiene, and especially after use on the genital areas.

If you or a loved one have used talcum powder and have been diagnosed with any of these cancers,

contact us below!

  • Ovarian

  • Fallopian

  • Peritoneal

  • Mesothelioma

Know your rights! Complete the form below to find out more.

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Since 1971 over 20 studies have linked talcum powder to cancer. The lawsuit claims that one of the largest producers of talcum-based powders (Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower), Johnson & Johnson (“J&J” or “the Company”), knew about the cancer risks, but failed to warn consumers of the dangers. 


Reuters reported that J&J’s raw talc and talcum powder tested positive for asbestos several times between 1971 and 2003. The article continued to state that numerous internal company memos, reports and other documentation that were revealed during the lawsuits suggested that J&J knew of the danger. Since then, J&J has denied the allegations and said it was all an “absurd conspiracy theory.” Still J&J powders are being sold today and the Company defends its baby powder as “safe and asbestos-free.” 

On October 18, 2019, J&J issued a voluntary recall some of its Baby Powder after a U.S. Food and Drug Administration test found trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination.

Recently in one trial, a Missouri jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who contracted ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder.

In another trial, a New Jersey jury awarded $787 million to four women suffering with mesothelioma after using J&J’s baby powder.

Finally, on May 19, 2020 J&J announced that that it would stop selling its Baby Powder in the United States and Canada, mentioning weakened sales since the roughly 16,000 lawsuits, claiming it has caused cancer.

Bronstein Gewirtz And Grossman is working tirelessly to alert consumers and to help consumers find out their rights. If you or a loved one have used a talcum-based powder made by Johnson & Johnson, Vanderbilt Minerals, Colgate-Palmolive and Imerys Talc America, and have been diagnosed with Cancer, then you may be eligible for compensation. Know your rights! 

Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is a corporate litigation boutique. Our primary expertise is the aggressive pursuit of litigation claims on behalf of our clients. In addition to representing institutions and other investor plaintiffs in class action security litigation, the firm's expertise includes general corporate and commercial litigation, as well as securities arbitration. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.


Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC
Peretz Bronstein 
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