A North Carolina talcum powder lawyer notes research suggesting that women who regularly use talcum powder for intimate hygiene purposes may be at greater risk for ovarian cancer. Lawsuits are alleging that long-term use of talc-based products caused some women to develop ovarian cancer and that they were not adequately warned of the risks associated with these products. Affected women and their families may be entitled compensation through a North Carolina talcum powder lawsuit.
For more information, contact Attorney Group for North Carolina. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated North Carolina talcum powder lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Study: Women Who Use Talcum Powder Often May Be 33% More Likely to Develop Cancer
According to a study from Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, women who habitually apply talcum powder to their genital area may be more likely to develop ovarian cancer. The research included 4,141 women, about half of whom suffered from ovarian cancer, according to Fox News. After surveying all of the participants, the researchers concluded that the women who regularly used the talcum powder were 33 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
The reason for this apparent association isn’t yet known. While pure talcum powder contains asbestos, this carcinogen hasn’t been present in American talcum powders for more than four decades. Still, the study findings and the results of litigation against talcum powder producers suggest that there is a connection between talcum powder and cancer. Most notably, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $72 million in damages to the surviving family members of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after using the company’s talcum powder products for over 30 years, the website reported.
How a North Carolina Talcum Powder Lawyer Can Help
Product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a woman dies as a result of her cancer, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
If the actions of the product maker are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
Women who have developed cancer after using talcum powder are encouraged to speak to a North Carolina talcum powder lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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