Talcum Powder Lawsuit Attorneys
The Dangers of Talcum Powder
As many as 2,200 cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year may have been caused by regular use of talcum powder. Talc is a mineral made of up various elements including magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Talc is ground to make talcum powder, which is used to absorb moisture. It is widely available in various products such as baby powder and adult products including body and facial powder. Talc products used regularly in the genital area could increase the risk of ovarian cancer if the powder were to travel through the vagina, uterus and fallopian tubes to the ovaries.
A jury recently found consumer health care products manufacturer Johnson & Johnson knew of the cancer risks associated with its talc products but failed to warn consumers. For years women have used Johnson & Johnson baby powder for themselves and their infants. One of the main ingredients in the Johnson & Johnson baby powder is talc.
Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in the list of deadliest cancers for women. Many factors contribute to the development of ovarian cancer. Persistent and gradual worsening of symptoms is an indicator of ovarian cancer. Symptoms can include:
- Lower stomach pain
- Pelvis pain
- Pain in back
- Urgent and frequent urination
Other factors include: genetics, age, weight, and reproductive history.
Your Legal Options
If you or a loved one has suffered or been diagnosed with ovarian cancer due to the use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder, contact our firm today for a free consultation on your potential lawsuit.