Talcum Powder Lawsuit Attorneys
If You Have Ovarian Cancer and Used Baby Powder, We Can Help You Recover Damages
There have been suspicions in the medical industry for over 40 years that the use of talcum powder is directly related to the development of cancer in the reproductive system. The most serious potential side effect from the use of talcum powder by women is ovarian cancer, caused by talc particles entering the ovaries through the vagina and traveling into the fallopian tubes, increasing a woman’s risk for developing ovarian cancer by 30-60%. Studies show that the more often a woman uses this product on her genital area, the more likely she will experience ovarian cancer.
If you are a woman who regularly used talcum powder for feminine hygiene and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Calcagno & Associates today for your free consultation.
Talcum Powder Proven to Cause Ovarian Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Because it is a powder, it absorbs moisture well and helps cut down on friction, making it useful for keeping skin dry and helping to prevent rashes. It is widely used in cosmetic products such as baby powder and adult body and facial powders, as well as in a number of other consumer products.
In its natural form, some talc contains asbestos, a substance known to cause cancers in and around the lungs when inhaled. All talcum products used in homes in the United States have been asbestos-free since the 1970s.
Most concerns about a possible link between talcum powder and cancer have been focused on:
- Whether people who have long-term exposure to natural talc fibers at work, such as talc miners, are at higher risk of lung cancer from breathing them in.
- Whether women who apply talcum powder regularly in the genital area have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
- Whether talcum powder contains high concentrations of two different asbestos fibers that are known to cause cancer.
- Whether talcum powder has been proven to adversely affect children as well as adults.
If you or someone you know developed ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder, our attorneys would like to speak with you. You may qualify for a lawsuit and compensation. For more information, contact us today for a free consultation.
Do You Qualify for Compensation?
If you or a loved one has been a long-time user of Johnson & Johnson powder or any other talcum powder product and received an ovarian cancer diagnosis, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Calcagno & Associates can review your individual case free of charge. Request your free consultation.
Individuals are suing for damages related to things like:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses (in the case of a loved one’s death)
You may have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent manufacturer and seek compensation for the damages you have sustained as a result of their product. We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss a possible case and learn more about your rights after using talcum powder. Call Calcagno & Associates now for more information.
Johnson & Johnson’s Negligence in Failure to Warn of Ovarian Cancer Risk
Potentially thousands of women are suffering from ovarian cancers, and many are dying, after using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower to Shower products on their genitals.
- According to Johnson & Johnson’s recent article titled “Facts About Talc,” they are still quoted as claiming that its trademark baby powder is safe. The pharmaceutical giant has even gone so far as to say that “no government health authority has concluded that talc can cause ovarian cancer”, but they later state (in the exact same article) that “some case-control studies have shown a statistical association between ovarian cancer and powder users, [although] this association is not found in large, prospective studies”.
- Research that has been reported upon by The American Cancer Society states otherwise; it reports that it has been suggested that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries if the powder particles (applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms) were to travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary.
- Johnson & Johnson has been found in court to have shown negligence in allowing this to happen and in not warning consumers about the risks involved in using its talcum powder products.
- This negligence can be the basis of a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. Since 2014, there have been a string of class action suits that have held Johnson & Johnson accountable.
Personal Injury Lawyers Dedicated to Helping Ovarian Cancer Victims
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, then call Calcagno & Associates immediately for a free case review. These lawsuits are time-sensitive, so it is crucial that you reach out to us as soon as possible to determine if you are eligible for compensation.
Don’t delay any longer. Contact us today for your free consultation.