A Harvard epidemiologist claims that as many as 10,000 women per year get ovarian cancer due to their personal use of talcum powder. Ovarian cancer is linked to over 14,000 deaths in the United States every year.
Talcum powder is a made from a mineral called talc, which is mostly a combination of magnesium, oxygen, and silicon. It absorbs moisture very well so it is commonly used on babies or adults to keep areas dry. Women typically use talcum powder to absorb moisture or limit friction in the genital area. However, talc fibers may be absorbed into the body and can cause cancerous cells to grow.
According to the American Cancer Society, lab studies have produced mixed results about whether talcum powder causes cancer or not. However, there have been lawsuits brought against Johnson & Johnson for producing and selling talcum powder claiming that they knew about the association between talcum powder and ovarian cancer.
Because of the knowledge that talc powders may cause cancers, there are grounds to file defective product lawsuits against companies that produce and sell talcum powder products.
Even if you’ve already undergone treatment for ovarian cancer, your tissue samples can be reviewed to determine if talc fibers were on your uterine tissue. This would let you know if your ovarian cancer may have been caused by overexposure to talcum powder.
If you or a loved one have suffered cancer or any other negative effects because of exposure to talcum powder, please contact Long & Long today. Our experienced Mobile, Alabama attorneys may be able to get you the settlement you deserve. Call us at (251) 432-2277.