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Two Washington Women Allege Ovarian Cancer Linked to Talcum Powder

washington-talcum-powder-casesAccording to Seattle attorney Corrie Yackulic, “There is good science going back to 1982 that connects genital talc exposure and ovarian cancer.”

Johnson & Johnson, manufacturer of two commonly used talcum powder products called Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, has been embroiled in literally thousands of lawsuits. Plaintiffs allege that the company failed to warn consumers of the danger of using talcum powder products for personal hygiene.

Recently, two women in Gig Harbor, Washington, claimed their ovarian cancer is linked to Johnson & Johnson products.

Suddenly stricken with stomach pain in 2015, Sharon Sadler was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and now suffers severe neuropathy in her feet and hands as a side effect of drugs used to battle the cancer. She believes her cancer was caused by baby powder.

“I used it for over 60 years, daily,” Sadler told Komo News.

Jennifer Miles, a nurse and mother who survived ovarian cancer nine years ago, also believes her cancer is connected to the talc products she had used for personal hygiene since puberty.

Sadler and Miles want to warn others about the dangers of using talcum powder.

“I don’t want anyone else to get hurt,” Miles said. “I don’t want somebody to go through what I went through—it’s terrible.”