Talcum Powder Linked To Ovarian Cancer And Other Health Risks
Talc or talcum is a finely grained mineral, somewhat like asbestos. Talc has been used in cosmetic powders such as Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ Shower to Shower product for years. It has been shown to cause ovarian cancer, gynecologic tumors, lung diseases, and even mesothelioma (from the talcum powder being contaminated with asbestos fibers).
For over 40 years, manufacturers of talcum powders have known the risks their products pose to individuals, especially women and children. Instead of doing the right thing, they stayed silent, putting profits above the public’s health.
At Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers, we will help you stand up to these large corporations and demand justice for the damage their products caused to your health, your family and your life.
Baby Powder Has Been Shown To Increase The Risk Of Ovarian Cancer
Talcum powder, commonly called baby powder, has long been used by women as a female hygiene product. It was and is commonly used on babies to help prevent diaper rash. In the 1970s, talcum particles were found inside the ovaries of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, leading experts to question the safety of talcum.
Numerous researchers have tested the correlation between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer. Results of these studies show women who use talcum powder have an increased risk (up to 33 percent) of developing ovarian cancer.
This research has helped plaintiffs’ attorneys show how contaminated talcum powder causes mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. In 2018, for example, a jury in St. Louis awarded $25 million each to 22 women who got ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder for many years.
Seeking Justice For Women Endangered By Talcum Powder
Summers, Rufolo & Rodgers is at the forefront of product liability litigation. We have more than 30 years of experience advocating for clients who have been injured or experienced illness due to dangerous consumer goods.
Our attorneys are not afraid to go up against large corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and other talcum powder manufacturers. We will be the strong advocate you need to enforce your rights, hold these manufacturers responsible for their deceptive and dangerous business practices, and obtain compensation for your injuries.
While money can never right the injustice done to you, it can help reimburse you and your family for the medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by your exposure to, and use of, talcum powder.
Contact Us To Learn More About Your Rights
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, gynecologic tumors, lung diseases, or mesothelioma after using talcum powder, you may have a legal claim for compensation. Contact our firm, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to discuss your legal rights with one of our lawyers in a free consultation. Call 423-265-2385 to get started.