Texas Talcum Powder Lawyer – Texas Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit Settlements
If you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder or baby powder products you may be entitled to financial compensation from the manufacturer. Call us today to get the facts. Toll Free 1-866-777-2557 or use our online contact form and a Texas Talcum Powder Lawyer will get back to you within 24 hours to answer your questions and discuss your possible claim. This is a free, no obligation case review and there are no legal fees unless you receive money at the end of the case. Time is limited, so please call today.
Shower to Shower Cancer Lawsuit
Talcum Powder Cancer
Research has referenced a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer when it is used around the genital areas. In fact, related research that shows a link dates back to, at least, the 1970s. Regardless, talcum powder has been widely used in nurseries and bathrooms in the United States for generations.
How is Talcum Powder Used?
Women often use talcum powder products to dust their genitals, sanitary napkins, or panties to cut down on moisture and prevent odors. It has also been used directly on diaphragms and was dusted on several brands of condoms as well.
Talcum powder contains talc, a mineral that is mined in rock form and ground down to a fine powder or dust. It contains both silicon and magnesium. The mineral is dried before it is packaged, and it is sold as a product that absorbs moisture and reduces friction. It has been used as an adult body powder, foot powder, intimate hygiene product, and baby powder because it can help with problems like body odors, skin irritation, and chafing.
Companies like Johnson & Johnson specifically market their products like Shower to Shower as feminine hygiene products that will help keep women clean and fresh, despite the relationship between ovarian cancer and talcum powder use.
Scientific Evidence to Support the Talcum Powder Cancer Link
Researchers and scientists believe that the talc in talcum powder can travel through the vagina and into the ovaries. From there, it can become embedded in the lining of the ovaries and ultimately lead to the development of cancer cells. Although the current research is not conclusive, over twenty various studies have found a link between talcum powder use and the development of ovarian cancer. In some studies, the increased risk of developing ovarian cancer with talcum powder use is as much as 30 percent.
Lawsuits Involving Talcum Powder
Some experts estimate that more than 10,000 women are developing ovarian cancer each year because of their talcum powder use. Lawsuits that deal with talcum powder and ovarian cancer allege that companies like Johnson & Johnson knew about the connection, but still continued to market their products to women to be used in the exact manner that would lead to developing ovarian cancer. They also chose not to put a warning label on their products to let potential customers know about the increased risk.
Talcum powder lawsuits allege that companies are putting profits before the health of their customers by hiding information and marketing an unsafe product. There has been at least two large talcum powder lawsuit wins in the past few years for women who have developed ovarian cancer—one for $72 million and another for $55 million.