Urgent Health Warning: Talc Products Linked to Cancer!

Research shows that talc, including Johnson & Johnson products, may contain 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.


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 well-known 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 IARC 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.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed, or previously been diagnosed, with ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, fallopian tube cancer or peritoneal cancer, and have used talcum powder regularly for a prolonged period of time, you may be able to claim substantial compensation.

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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 register?

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.

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