Thousands of women in the U.S. may have developed ovarian cancer from side effects of talc-based products like Gold Bond Baby Powder.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using a talcum powder product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What is Gold Bond Used For?
Gold Bond products are used to absorb excess moisture and to prevent rashes. Women often apply Gold Bond to the vulva or groin area to help absorb moisture and prevent odors.
Who Makes Gold Bond?
Gold Bond skin care products are manufactured by Chattem of Chattanooga, Tennessee, now a subsidiary of the French pharmaceutical company Sanofi.
What are the Ingredients in Gold Bond Powder?
The active ingredients of Original Strength Gold Bond Powder are menthol (0.15%), for anti-itch, and zinc oxide (1.0%), for skin protection. Other product formulations, such as Gold Bond Extra Strength Powder, have higher concentrations of menthol and zinc oxide.
Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
Studies going back to the early 1970s have investigated the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. It is believed that talc powder, when applied around the genitals or to sanitary napkins, condoms or diaphragms, can travel to the ovaries and become embedded in the ovarian tissue.
Is Talcum Powder and Baby Powder the Same?
Baby powder is an astringent powder used to prevent diaper rash, as a deodorant, and for other cosmetic purposes. It may be composed of talc (in which case the product is referred to as talcum powder) or cornstarch.
Does Gold Bond Contain Talc?
Gold Bond Powder contained talc until the mid-1970s. These products have since been substituted with cornstarch powder.
What are the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?
- Pelvic or abdominal pain
- Trouble eating or feeling full too quickly
- Feeling the need to urinate frequently or often
Have Lawsuits Been Filed Against Chattem?
Yes. Chattem is currently facing numerous lawsuits filed on behalf of women who claim they developed ovarian cancer after using Gold Bond products. These women are suing for damages related to medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and in the event of a death, funeral expenses.
How are Individual Suits Different from a Class Action?
The big difference is that individual lawsuits pursue compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages, among other things, whereas class actions are suing for only recovery of the cost of the product, regardless of whether or not a woman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
How Much Does an Attorney Cost?
At Schmidt & Clark, LLP, our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we win your case. Typically, if a case settles before going to trial, your attorney receives a reasonable percentage as a fee. If we are unable to settle your case for the amount you deserve, our attorneys will continue their pursuit of your compensation in court for a reasonable percentage.
Do I Have a Gold Bond Talcum Powder Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in talc powder lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new ovarian cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got cancer from talcum powder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.