Talcum powder is made out of the mineral talc and is a common ingredient in many household items. It is most often sold for use in personal hygiene products and cosmetics. However, talcum powder has allegedly been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women using the product in the perineal area. If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and you think your use of talcum powder could be the cause, contact Attorney Group for Florida to learn more about your legal rights. You may be eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries.
History of Talcum Powder and Cancer
As far back as the 1970s, studies have been evaluating the potential link between talcum powder and cancer. The National Institutes of Health report that women using talcum powder on a weekly basis are 33 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who did not use these products. The NIH also found that when talc is applied to the perineal area, it increases that chance that the talc particles will travel into the woman’s vagina, through her uterus and make their way up into her ovaries. These particles may potentially remain in the ovaries for several years without disintegrating; the woman may experience pain, irritation, inflammation and cancerous cell growth.
According to an expert at Harvard University, more than 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer are diagnosed each year and alleges that talc could be a contributing factor in each of these cases. Aside from ovarian cancer, other side effects from talcum powder may include lung cancer and endometrial cancer. If you live in Florida and you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer while using talcum powder, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries. Contact Attorney Group for Florida today to learn more about your legal rights.
Recent Talcum Powder and Cancer Lawsuits
In October 2013, a federal jury in Sioux Falls, South Dakota found that a plaintiff developed ovarian cancer after using baby powder products for more than 30 years that were manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The plaintiff filed a talcum powder and cancer lawsuit against the company, claiming that it neglected to provide a warning on its products to inform consumers of the risks of developing cancer while using their talcum-filled products and washes.
Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration claims that talcum powder is safe for personal and cosmetic use, the Cancer Prevention Coalition has petitioned the FDA several times to regulate these products. However, nothing has been done or changed thus far, despite the increasing evidence of a potential association between talcum powder and cancer.
Those filing talcum powder and cancer lawsuits claim they did not receive adequate warnings of the risks associated with use of the products. Allegations against the manufacturers include claims that the companies did not inform the public and medical communities of these risks prior to releasing the products for use. If you think you have a claim in Florida, Attorney Group for Florida can help.
Contact Us Today to File Your Talcum Powder and Cancer Lawsuit
If you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer, lung cancer, or endometrial cancer while using talcum powder, you may have legal recourse. Contact Attorney Group for Florida for more information about pursuing a claim and to receive a free, no-obligation consultation. We can help answer your questions, address your concerns, and connect you with an affiliated attorney in Florida who can assist you in pursuing your claim and seeking the compensation to which you may be entitled.