Attorney Group for Kentucky can answer questions regarding possible talcum powder and cancer lawsuits on behalf of women who have developed ovarian cancer after regular use of body powders or baby powders containing talc for feminine hygiene purposes. According to reports, thousands of women in the U.S. may have developed ovarian cancer from using these products after the talc migrated into the Fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries. These women may consider filing a talcum powder and cancer lawsuit in Kentucky to seek compensation for their injuries. Additional claims are being made that Johnson & Johnson provided inadequate warnings about the potential health risks from its Shower-to-Shower body powder, its baby powder and other products.
If you have been injured and it could possibly be due to a talc-based baby powder or body powder, contact Attorney Group for Kentucky. We can evaluate your talcum powder and cancer claim, free of charge, and connect you with an affiliated attorney in Kentucky who can help you to seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Talcum Powder and Cancer Link
Talc has been used as a beauty aid for thousands of years and is known to help to prevent chafing of the skin as it can absorb excess moisture secreted from the body. It is available in several forms, though some companies have switched from talc to cornstarch and other substitutes due to concerns over a relationship between talcum powder and cancer. Additionally, several studies have suggested that the side effects of talcum powder may increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer, particularly if the products are used for several years. Plaintiffs filing talcum powder and cancer lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers allege that the manufacturers withheld important safety information from consumers.
A study conducted in 1971 found talc particles in 75 percent of ovarian tumors while a second study published in 1982 in the New York Times claimed that Johnson & Johnson knew that women were three times more likely to develop ovarian cancer if they used talcum powder in their genital regions. In 2013, a study published in Cancer Prevention Research examined data from 2,000 women who were using talcum powder on their genitals. The study found that women doing so were 20 percent to 30 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer when compared to women who did not use the body powder or baby powder products.
Seek Legal Counsel from Attorney Group for Kentucky
Attorney Group for Kentucky is providing free, no-obligation case evaluations for women to determine if they may have a case for ovarian cancer that may have resulted from the use of baby powder or body powder as a feminine hygiene product. We can help answer your questions, address your concerns and connect you with an affiliated attorney in Kentucky who can assist you in seeking the compensation to which you may be entitled.