Injury Law Center Talcum Powder Cancer Lawyers
Fighting for the rights of talcum powder cancer victims.
Is Talcum Powder Dangerous?
Talcum powder is widely used to help keep skin dry and prevent rashes. When the product is used for feminine hygiene, dangerous talc particles can travel into the ovaries and remain trapped for years. A considerable body of research has concluded a 30-40 percent increased risk of ovarian cancer among women who regularly use talcum powder for feminine hygiene.
Philip Landrigan, MD, dean for global health and professor of preventive medicine and pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City says, “The link between talc and ovarian cancer is based on two facts, much talc contains asbestos-like fibers; and asbestos has been determined by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer arm of the World Health Organization, to be a definite cause of ovarian cancer.”
Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
Johnson and Johnson have denied there is any safety concerns associated with their talcum powder therefore there were no warnings required. Jurors seem to disagree about the safety of talcum powder, however, and have awarded large punitive damages in the latest trials. The company is facing over 1200 lawsuits. Call now to see if you have a claim 619-338-8230.
- Johnson and Johnson was ordered to pay $55 million to a woman in South Dakota
- $72 million was awarded to a woman who died of ovarian cancer as a result of using the talcum powder in St. Louis Missouri
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after the use of Johnson and Johnson talcum powder for feminine hygiene, talk to an attorney as soon as possible for a free consultation, to ensure your legal rights are properly protected. Cases are being reviewed right now so don’t wait. Call now to see if you have a claim. Toll Free 619-338-8230.
An Unseen Explanation
Ovarian cancer is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States and is the leading cause of death from gynecological cancers among women. Many women, who are often diagnosed with ovarian cancer, have no family history of ovarian cancer. Most women don’t have regular check-ups for ovarian cancer because the symptoms may come off as normal cramps, lower abdomen pain, dizziness, and other menstrual-like symptoms. With such regular symptoms women endure, it may seem nearly impossible to find the warning signs.
The Slow Spread of Ovarian Cancer
Malignant masses on the bodies ovaries include primary tumors that grow on normal structures, as well as secondary cancers that start elsewhere in the body and spread to the ovaries. With regard to ovarian cancer origin, medical researchers are of the opinion that 70-90 percent of all ovarian malignancies are epithelial ovarian carcinomas, which originate in the Fallopian Tubes.
Signs and Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
When this type of cancer is in its early stages there are sometimes no symptoms, or symptoms are vague and minimal. Sadly, most cases are not diagnosed until the cancer has reached the third or fourth stage, making it very difficult to treat. Epithelial cancer of the ovaries presents with a broad range of mild and nonspecific symptoms, such as the following:
- Inability to eat generous portions of food
- Acid reflux and indigestion
- Bloating; abdominal discomfort or distention
- Pressure on the rectum and bladder
- Vaginal bleeding
- Pelvic and Abdominal pain (late stage)
Medical researchers have stated that they do not know exactly what causes this type of cancer, but certain factors may increase a person’s risk. These include obesity, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle, but a history of cancer in one’s family was always reportedly the biggest risk. However, when the cause of ovarian cancer is discussed, what is frequently left unsaid is that there is strong evidence linking the disease to the use of Johnson and Johnson baby powder. In fact, when studies were first conducted, it was to determine why this type of cancer appeared to be on the rise among women who had no family background of ovarian cancer.
Harmful Everyday Products
Recently, a California Grand Jury awarded $417 Million to a woman that claimed she developed cancer from the use of Johnson’s baby powder and had used Johnson and Johnson baby powder since she was girl.
Numerous research that has been conducted over the years has indeed linked the use of talcum powder, such as that seen in Johnson and Johnson’s baby powder, to ovarian cancer that originates in the Fallopian Tubes. When some studies commenced, the common denominator among women with no family history of the disease appeared to be the use of Johnson and Johnson’s powder, as well as Shower to Shower products.
Carcinogens in Baby Powder
Scientists believe that talcum powder along with the trace of its commonly found associate, Asbestos, can travel along the vaginal canal and eventually matriculate to the ovaries where malignancies may ultimately form. Many women were horrified to discover that they were using a product that contained the Asbestos, a well-known carcinogen. Carcinogens are substances capable of causing cancer in living tissue.
Seeking Proper Justice
These studies and research articles have been available for years, yet Johnson and Johnson failed to warn women about potential risk or place a warning about these facts on the labels of their products. Anyone who has used this product for personal hygiene and eventually developed ovarian cancer should speak to a qualified attorney without delay to schedule a case evaluation and learn more about their rights and options under the law. Call now to see if you have a claim. Call Toll Free 619-338-8230.