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Asbestos, Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer


Asbestos, Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer: A case in the United States District Court, S.D. Illinois, ruled on motion to remand.

The Asbestos, Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer case is about a woman that allegedly developed ovarian cancer from her use of the baby powder products that may contain asbestos and other carcinogenic chemicals.

A brief summary of the Asbestos, Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer includes:

  • Plaintiff filed her Complaint against Defendants in the Circuit Court of Madison County, Illinois, asserting that she developed ovarian cancer as a result of perineal use of two talc-based (talcum powder) products, Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower
  • Plaintiff alleges Walgreens knew or should have known that the use of talcum powder based products in the perineal area significantly increases the risk of ovarian cancer from studies dating back to the 1960s.
  • The Court ruled: Granted
  • For more on the Asbestos, Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer case, please follow this link: Asbestos, Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer – August 31, 2015.

For information on a case – from the Associated Press – involving asbestos and talcum powder products (baby powder, shower to shower…), please see the recent verdict for an Alabama woman that was awarded millions based on her use of these baby powder products – Asbestos and Talcum Powder St. Louis Missouri.

The American Cancer Society references talcum powder and its relationship with asbestos – See this link: Talcum powder and asbestos

For more on asbestos exposure and the potential problems associated with asbestos exposure (e.g., asbestosis, cancer, lung cancer, mesothelioma…), please follow this link: AML


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