Scientific evidence now confirms a direct link between ovarian cancer and the use of talcum powder. If you have ovarian cancer and are one of the millions of women who used talcum powder products as part of their daily feminine hygiene routine, you need to reach out to a personal injury attorney right away to protect your rights. The attorneys at Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC are experienced Kentucky personal injury attorneys with the resources needed to take on the large corporations responsible for this tragedy.
The talc in talcum powder products is good at absorbing moisture and protecting against chafing. Unfortunately, it’s the talc itself that causes the damage. Talc is made of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Chemically, talc is related to asbestos, another toxic chemical. Evidence shows that talc can cause internal inflammation and damage reproductive organs.
The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance reports that over 22,200 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year. Ovarian cancer has a death rate of over 60 percent.
Large awards in court cases have confirmed there is a link between ovarian cancer and the use of products containing talcum powder. A jury in Los Angeles, CA recently awarded a medical receptionist $417 million in damages after she developed ovarian cancer due to the use of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder.
When detected early, treatments, though not always effective, for ovarian cancer do exist; however, it’s too often a silent killer. Because the symptoms can be subtle and easily explained away, many women are not diagnosed until the cancer has reached a later stage.
Ovarian cancer symptoms include:
If you or a female in your family has a history of using products containing talc and is experiencing any of these symptoms, they should speak with their doctor immediately.
Ovarian cancer is not the only issue talc has been linked to.
Talc is used in thousands of products. Deodorants, contraceptives, feminine hygiene products, cosmetics, and many products designed to limit chafing. The following products have all been named in talcum powder lawsuits.
It’s a good idea to check the ingredients of all personal hygiene products for talc, especially those used genitally.
Talcum powder lawsuits fall into the area of law called product liability. Product liability cases can be challenging because they require creating a direct link between the product and the injury sustained. The attorneys at Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC are proficient in this area of the law. We know what is required to work with physicians, safety experts, oncologists, or other professionals to thoroughly investigate and prove your case.
If you’ve lost a loved one and believe their death may be linked to their use of a talc product or if you are suffering from a cancer that you fear may be linked to talcum powder, you deserve to find out and be properly compensated for your suffering. Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC can provide you with compassionate legal representation while you navigate this journey. Call today for a free consultation.