Talcum powder products like Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower Body Powder, may increase the risk of women developing ovarian cancer. When the powder is applied for feminine hygiene purposes, research suggests that the talc may migrate into the fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries.
It appears that inadequate warnings were provided about the potential health risks of talcum powder. The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential ovarian cancer lawsuits for women who have used:
According to allegations raised in talcum powder lawsuits, manufacturers placed their desire for profits before consumer safety by withholding information about the potential cancer risk from consumers for years.
Talc Powders: Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower Powder
Talc has been used as a cosmetic powder for thousands of years. It is available in numerous body powders, though some companies have switched to corn starch and other substitutes due to concerns over talcum powder health risks.
One of the most widely used talcum powder product is Johnson’s Baby Powder, which was first introduced in 1893. While it most commonly associated with use on infants to smooth skin and prevent diaper rash, it is also commonly used by adult women for feminine hygiene.
Shower-to-Shower powder was introduced as a product specifically targeted at women as a general talcum body powder.
Despite the widespread use of the products among women, a number of studies have suggested that side effects of talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product may increase a woman’s chances of developing ovarian cancer.
Talc contained in Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower Body Powder may travel through the vagina and enter the ovaries. As a result, regular users of talcum powder diagnosed with ovarian cancer are often found to have evidence of talc in tumors.
In 1982, a report published by the New York Times suggested that Johnson & Johnson was aware that women may be three times as likely to develop ovarian cancer if they use talcum powder on their genitals.
Despite calls for additional warnings to be added or for talcum powder recalls to be issued to ensure women are aware of the risk, the only warnings provided to women indicate to avoid contact with the eyes or broken areas of skin.
In 2013, a study published in the medical journal Cancer Prevention Research looked at data on about 2,000 women who used talcum powder on the genital area. The findings suggested that women who use talc body powder may have a 20% to 30% higher risk of ovarian cancer when compared to women who do not use the baby powder or body powder products
Some experts have suggested that more than 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer each year may be caused by problems with talcum powder.
Failure to Warn Lawsuits
As a result of failure to warn about the risk of ovarian cancer from talc body powder, financial compensation may be available for women and families throughout the United States through a talcum powder lawsuit.
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are provide free consultations and claim evaluations to help individuals understand the legal options that may be available. All cases are reviewed on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no out-of-pocket costs to hire our law firm and our lawyers receive no attorney fees or expenses unless compensation is obtained for damages associated with ovarian cancer from talcum powder.
No Fees or Expenses Unless You Receive a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Settlement
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Over the course of more than 40 years, our clients have recovered more than $1 billion in compensation for cases of medical malpractice, automobile accidents, product liability and other personal injury lawsuits.
All talcum powder cancer lawsuits are handled by our attorneys on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are never any out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm. We only receive a fee if compensation is secured for our client through a talcum powder settlement or other recovery.
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