Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Lawyer
Millions of women who use talcum powder for personal hygiene could be at risk for ovarian cancer.
Potentially devastating reports suggest a correlation between women who frequently use talcum powder and an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer kills an average of 14,000 American women each year.
The American Cancer Society explains that talcum powder might cause cancer if the powder particles (applied to the genital area) travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary.
Johnson & Johnson Put Consumers at Risk
Victims of ovarian cancer are subject to the following:
- Painful surgeries and chemotherapy treatment
- Substantial financial costs caused by medical bills
- Possible death
A prominent talcum powder manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, is accused of not labeling talcum powder with the necessary warning, thereby leaving millions of talcum powder users unknowingly exposed to the potential risk of deadly ovarian cancer.
The company has irresponsibly ignored the evidence of a possible link between its talcum powder products and ovarian cancer.
Contact an Experienced Product Liability Attorney
If you or a loved one has developed ovarian cancer and believe it could possibly be from the use of talcum powder, please call the experienced talcum powder attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out our online form to tell us your experience.
What Is Talcum Powder and How Is It Linked to Ovarian Cancer?
Talcum powder, from the manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, is made from the mineral talc. It absorbs moisture and helps reduce friction. Many women have used it on their genital areas for years without a second thought because it decreases odor and discomfort.
Ovarian cancer can occur when particles of the talcum powder, dusted over a woman’s genital area, enter the body, eventually reaching the ovaries. Once in the ovaries, these foreign particles can cause cells to turn cancerous, beginning the early stages of ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is the fifth most deadly cancer for women in the United States.
Risk of Ovarian Cancer Not New
Research from as early as 1971 pointed to a possible correlation between the use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. A 2013 study showed an increased risk of ovarian cancer in 20 to 30 percent of women who used talcum powder for intimate personal hygiene.
The talcum powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has repeatedly contested these studies to decrease its exposure to litigation.
Their failure to label talcum powder with the necessary warning about potential ovarian cancer may have caused—and continues to cause—countless women to suffer tremendously because of ovarian cancer.
Help from a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawyer
Please contact us immediately if you or a family member has ovarian cancer that was possibly caused by the use of talcum powder. Call our experienced talcum powder settlement attorneys at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out our online form.
What Are Victims of Ovarian Cancer Linked to the Use of Talcum Powder Entitled To?
Victims may be entitled to financial compensation for any of the following that apply to their case:
- All medical costs associated with the ovarian cancer
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
If you have lost a loved one due to ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder you may also be entitled to these:
- Loss of companionship
- Lost future income
- Funeral costs
Get Help from a Talcum Powder Liability Lawyer
Don’t keep suffering without the compensation you deserve.