Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral that is composed of silicon, magnesium, and oxygen elements. In its natural form, talc could contain asbestos, which has long been linked to cancer risk. Because talc powder absorbs moisture and prevents friction, it can help keep skin dry and rash-free.

Talcum powder, commonly used in cosmetic and sanitary products, has been sold without any restrictions or warnings for more than 40 years now. Sadly, the use of this item—an estimated 20 to 40% of women in the United States—has been linked to an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. 

Frequent users of talcum powder products have a right to know that talcum powder may be responsible for over 10,000 ovarian cancer diagnoses every year. 

Billions Awarded to Ovarian Cancer Patients

Despite Johnson & Johnson and other companies’ claims that the risks of ovarian cancer are too low to justify warning consumers, juries have repeatedly decided in favor of ovarian cancer patients in court. The first ovarian cancer talcum powder lawsuit victory against Johnson & Johnson was decided in 2013 in federal court.

While juries across the U.S. have awarded over $5 Billion to talcum powder injury victims, there are still many more lawsuits pending and even more are expected. Patients who believe that they may have developed ovarian cancer due to talcum powder use should contact our talcum powder lawyers right away.


One of the most reputable physicians concerning this association, Dr. Daniel Cramer estimates that talcum powder may be responsible for over 10,000 ovarian cancer diagnoses every year. To put that in better perspective, consider the following:

  1. Around 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year.​
  2. Around 15,000 deaths are attributed to ovarian cancer every year.

 With the Science World Report stating the risk of developing ovarian cancer for women using talcum powder increased by 24%, the potentially dangerous side effects of talcum powder are taken very seriously by the legal team at Williams Hart.

Talcum Powder Products Linked to Ovarian Cancer


​Johnson’s Baby Powder
Shower-to-Shower Powder
Gold Bond Body Powder
Baby Magic Baby Powder
Nivea Pure Talc
Summer’s Eve Body Powder
Estee Lauder Body Powder

The manufacturers of talcum powder and talcum powder-based products, like Johnson & Johnson and Gold Bond, have known about the connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer since the 1970s, yet they have done nothing to warn consumers of the dangers of the product. They deliberately chose not to tell consumers that the application of powder for personal hygiene, especially application to sanitary napkins or use around the genital area, could cause cancer. Because of this, many of these potentially dangerous products remain on the shelves in stores, without any warning labels.



The companies that manufacture talcum powder are some of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry, and they will fight to protect their reputation and profits at all costs. When taking on massive, globally-recognized companies like Johnson & Johnson and others, you will want a legal team that is not afraid of these corporations and their powerful insurance companies. You’ll want a team that has secured victories against these corporate giants and has the skill and resources necessary to not only fight for you, but win.

If you or someone you love was diagnosed with cancer after using a talcum powder product, you could be owed significant compensation. We urge you to contact one of the experienced talcum powder attorneys of Williams Hart right away. Filing a lawsuit can bring you and your family relief in a number of ways. It could help you recover compensation for medical treatment (including diagnosis, treatment, surgeries, rehabilitation, and subsequent care).

We are here to help you if you’ve developed ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder use. There is no risk to call us, our consultations are free, and you won’t pay us anything until we secure money for your case. Contact our team of compassionate, knowledgeable trial attorneys today.



Since 1983, Williams Hart has been the trusted legal counsel for so many people just like you. We take pride in fighting for individuals and their families, and we’re proud of our track record of success. We’ve secured over a billion dollars for people across the country, and we’re ready to put our experience to work on your case. When you call us, you’ll find out why we’ve been the firm of choice for so many people who have been harmed by products made by pharmaceutical corporations.




If you or a loved one were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after regular use of talcum powder or talcum powder-based products, you likely have many questions about your rights, who is responsible, and how to take care of your family during your time of recovery. Check out any of the FAQs below or contact us today to learn more.
Am I eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit?

​If you used talcum powder for personal hygiene regularly and you developed ovarian cancer or cancer of the fallopian tubes, you could be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. You do not have to know for sure that your cancer was caused by talcum powder. Let an experienced attorney from Williams Hart investigate your case and help you determine if you are eligible for compensation.

Also, if someone close to you died due to terminal ovarian cancer, you could be eligible to bring a wrongful death claim against the companies responsible.

How long do I have to file a talcum powder lawsuit?

Each state has a statute of limitations that places a strict time limit on how long victims have to file an injury or wrongful death lawsuit. It is critical to consult an attorney to discuss the statute of limitations in your particular state. As a general rule, it is a good idea to get started on your claim as soon as possible, since time is always of the essence with these cases. If you fail to file your lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires, the court will be barred from hearing your case.

What damages can I recover?

You could recover money for wages lost from time off of work, as well as pain, suffering, and mental anguish. If you lost a loved one due to terminal ovarian cancer, a wrongful death lawsuit could secure compensation for funeral and burial expenses, loss of future income, and loss of consortium, in some cases.​

How much will it cost to hire Williams Hart to represent me?

The attorneys at Williams Hart believe that everyone should have access to experienced legal representation. You shouldn’t have to worry about whether or not you can afford a nationally-recognized firm to represent your interests. That’s why we work on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we won’t charge you for anything – not consultations, not investigations, expert medical witnesses, negotiations or trial – until we win your case. If we don’t secure money for your talcum powder claim, you won’t owe us a single penny.