Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits Claim That Regular Use Of The Product For Genital Hygiene Places Women At Risk For Ovarian Cancer.
Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits move forward as attorneys at Southern Med Law review a recently release talcum powder cancer study. The study found African American are at a greater risk for ovarian cancer than other women. The study comes as Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest manufacturers of personal care products, faces more than 1,300 talcum powder cancer lawsuits. The ovarian cancer lawsuit allege J&J failed to adequately warn consumers about cancer risks allegedly associated with its Shower to Shower and Baby Powder products.
Southern Med Law’s co-founder, Dr. François Blaudeau, who is also a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist says it is common for women to routinely use talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes. Women who live in Southern states, in particular, use talcum powder to “stay dry and be more comfortable,” Dr. Blaudeau said in an interview with ABC 33/40 news in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Blaudeau added that women who have used talcum powder for more than 15 to 20 years are most at risk for developing cancer and should get screened for the disease.
Southern Med Law continues to investigate talcum powder cancer lawsuits. The firm urges women who believe they developed cancer after using Shower to Shower or Baby Powder products to contact one of the firm’s attorneys to discuss their legal rights. You can visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out a contact form or call 1-205-547-5525 today.
Talcum Powder Cancer Study
The African American Epidemiology Cancer Study involved 584 women with ovarian cancer and 745 black women who did not have ovarian cancer. The women live in the South, East and Midwest United States. Genital powder use was common in nearly 63 percent of the women with ovarian cancer, and nearly 53 percent of women who did not have cancer. Additionally, researchers found the women who used genital powder had more than a 40 percent increased risk of cancer. Non-genital talcum powder use was associated with more than a 30 percent increased cancer risk, according to the study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
[reuters.com/article/us-health-talc-ovarian-cancer-idUSKCN0YO2T7, Reuters, June 2, 2016]
Talc is a soft mineral mined from the earth and made up of magnesium, silicon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Talc is used in many familiar products and food, ranging from cosmetics to chewing gum to rice, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Talcum powder is also used on babies, but studies have not shown that the product places children at risk for cancer.
[fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductsIngredients/Ingredients/ucm293184.htm, FDA, March 19, 2014]
Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits
Court documents reveal that the plaintiff in the landmark talcum powder cancer trial held earlier this year was an African American woman. In February, a St. Louis Circuit Court jury awarded the family of the 62-year-old Alabama woman $72 million. The woman, who died of ovarian cancer in October 2015, had used Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for over 30 years, according to the lawsuit. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01,Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri) In a second jury trial in May, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who said she used talcum powder on a regular basis and was diagnosed with stage I ovarian cancer in 2011 and underwent a hysterectomy which included the removal of her uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-02, Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri)
About Southern Med Law and Filing A Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Southern Med Law is led by Dr. François Blaudeau, an attorney and a practicing obstetrician/ gynecologist that is determined to stop the large manufacturers of personal health products and medical devices from injuring more women. The legal staff at Southern Med Law is an experienced group of attorneys who possess a deep understanding of the complex medical and legal questions at issue in all manner of product liability and personal injury claims. They are not afraid to take on the nation’s largest corporations in their pursuit of justice, and are committed to ensuring that all victims have access to the type of aggressive legal advocacy that assures success.
Southern Med Law
François M. Blaudeau, MD JD FACHE FCLM Esquire
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