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Justice for cancer suffers who used Johnson & Johnson talc

Research shows that talc, including Johnson & Johnson products, may have contained asbestos. This can cause ovarian, mesothelioma, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancer.

Find out if you or a loved one can claim compensation for talc and baby powder use.

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What is this claim about?

As early as the 1970s, research found traces of asbestos within talc-based products, such as talcum powder. Prolonged use of such products has been shown to cause cases of ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, serious fallopian tube cancer, and serous primary peritoneal cancer.

In 2022, it was announced that talcum powder products would be removed from shelves globally following thousands of claims by individuals who allege their use of talc-based products contributed to the development of these cancers. However, for many, this move comes too late.

An analysis published in May 2024 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO) reinforces these concerns. According to the study, asbestos particles in talc-based products from manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson are linked to the development of ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, serous fallopian tube cancer and serous primary peritoneal cancer.

Following the success of similar claims in the US, we aim to hold manufacturers accountable here in the UK for failing to warn loyal customers of the links between asbestos in their talc and these cancers, prioritising profit over people.

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Talcum Powder and Cancer Risk: Key Findings from the WHO

The World Health Organization has issued a warning about the potential cancer risks linked to talcum powder. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified talc as "probably carcinogenic to humans" based on limited evidence in human studies and sufficient evidence in animal studies. 

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"Safety First?" The Deadly Irony of Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Scandal

Johnson & Johnson, long championing the motto "Safety First," hid evidence for decades that its talc-based Baby Powder was contaminated with asbestos, posing severe health risks. Despite early warnings and internal concerns, the company only removed talc from its products in the UK in 2023, after numerous lawsuits linked their product to cancer.

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Johnson & Johnson Reaches Settlement With US 43 States

Johnson & Johnson agreed to a $700 million settlement with 43 states over misleading marketing of talcum powder linked to health issues like ovarian cancer. Despite ceasing talc-based product sales in 2023, J&J faces numerous lawsuits. In the UK, KP Law plans a group action for asbestos contamination. 

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BBC News coverage Johnson and Johnson talc Asbestos Scandal

The following articles are BBC news reports covering the ongoing Johnson & Johnson talc claim scandal. They provide detailed insights into the legal battles, health implications, and corporate responses associated with the controversy.

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New Study Links Talcum Powder to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has found a significant link between long-term use of genital talcum powder and an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

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Johnson & Johnson proposes $6.5 Billion in settlement of talc cancer lawsuits

Deal would resolve tens of thousands of lawsuits alleging company’s baby powder causes ovarian cancer

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KP Law: A New Era for My Talc Claim

Keller Postman UK (KPUK) and Lanier, Longstaff, Hedar & Roberts (LLHR) have merged.

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Johnson & Johnson Reaches Tentative Settlement Over Baby Powder Claims

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Stories From our Claimants (Sunday Times)

Sunday Times interview with Jess Ward, Anne Taylor and Mike Evans, 3 of the My Talc Claimants.

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Johnson and Johnson's Bankruptcy Filing for Talc Liabilities

Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary, LTL Management, filed for bankruptcy to handle talc liabilities, a move blocked by courts twice before​.

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Stories from Our Claimants

Read this Daily Mail Online article that highlights the tragic stories of our claimants, including Maureen Wright's story.

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News Roundup: Latest Developments in the Talcum Powder Cancer Claims Campaign

Recent reports from The Sun, City A.M., and The Daily Mail highlight the mounting legal challenges Johnson & Johnson faces in the UK

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Johnson and Johnson baby powder to be pulled from UK shelves next year

Johnson and Johnson baby powder to be pulled from UK shelves next year

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Johnson & Johnson replace talc-based powder with cornstarch based product

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will stop making and selling its talc-based baby powder around the world from next year.

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$2.12 Billion Awarded in Talc Lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $2.12 billion to 22 women who claimed their ovarian cancer was caused by asbestos in J&J talc products​.

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Johnson & Johnson Hit with $4.7 Billion Verdict in Landmark Talcum Powder Case

In one of the most significant product defect verdicts in US history, American pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7 billion in damages.
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FDA Finds Asbestos in Baby Powder

The FDA alerted consumers that asbestos was found in a sample of Johnson's Baby Powder, leading to a voluntary recall of the product.

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Johnson & Johnson's Talcum Powder Controversy: Evidence of a Cover-Up

A comprehensive investigation by Reuters has uncovered that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was aware for decades that its talcum powder products were sometimes contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. Internal documents dating back to the 1970s reveal that J&J executives and scientists knew about the asbestos contamination but failed to disclose this to regulators or the public.


Here are some commonly asked questions about the claim, for more answers, visit our FAQ page.

We represent claimants in this claim on a 'no win, no fee' basis, which means that no fees are payable up front, and costs to the legal team will only be payable if the claim succeeds.

If your claim is successful, the amount you will pay will be based on a percentage of the total value of the compensation you receive. The amount you pay will also depend on some other factors, such as the amount of costs that manufacturers are ordered to pay - but all of this is explained in the funding paperwork.

If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any fees.

Given the nature of the claim, it is hard for us to predict an exact amount and so final payments will also depend on various factors, such as any losses you or your loved one have suffered, and the severity of the diagnosis incurred.

All we need is your recollection that you, or the person you are representing, was/is a regular user of talc and for you to be prepared (if necessary) to give a witness statement to that effect. We do not require you to produce receipts or photographic evidence, but if that is available, it would be useful.

You can view publicly available studies and research here. These are only examples that outline the link between talcum powder, asbestos and cancer. A significant number of further studies have since been undertaken. 

Who is involved?

Talcum powder manufacturers across the globe have sold talc-based powders since as early as the 1900s as a means of keeping the body, and areas such as the groin, dry.

Numerous studies have revealed talc as a cause of some ovarian cancer tumours, mesothelioma, serous fallopian tube cancer and serous primary peritoneal cancer with the The International Agency for Research on Cancer identifying talc containing asbestos as a carcinogen. Despite this, manufacturers continue to sell their products without warning customers of the risk. We estimate tens of thousands of people may have been affected and subjected to unnecessary disease, trauma and distress as a result of the manufacturers' alleged negligence.

For how many years did you, or the person you represent, use Johnson & Johnson talcum powder or baby powder on a weekly basis?
Thank you for your interest

At this time, we are unable to represent individuals diagnosed with anything other than ovarian, mesothelioma, fallopian tube, or peritoneal cancer.

We are also unable to help people who used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for less than 5 years.

Our acceptance criteria may change in the future. If you would like to stay informed about any updates to our case criteria, please leave your details below, and we will notify you accordingly.

Thank you for your understanding.

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female cancer

There are an estimated 41,000 women living with ovarian cancer in the UK.


Ovarian cancer

Approximately 2,700 of new mesothelioma cases are diagnosed each year, with asbestos exposure being the only known cause. 94% of cases are preventable.

Why should you apply?

Ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, serous fallopian tube cancer and serous primary peritoneal cancer affect not just those who have been diagnosed, but their families and support network too – causing anguish and disruption to so many people. Like numerous charities and other organisations in the UK, we believe it is crucially important for those impacted by either disease to receive the care and assistance they deserve. 

We want to support individuals whose diagnosis could have been preventable, had they been warned of the potential risks of using talcum powder over an extended period of time. 

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, serous fallopian tube cancer or serous primary peritoneal cancer and have regularly used talcum powder for a period of 5+ years, we are here to help you.

Whilst we appreciate that making a claim cannot change the impact of a diagnosis, we are committed to bringing justice to those who deserve it. By registering with us, you can help us achieve that.