Talcum Powder Lawsuit Claims Allege That Talc-Based Products Have The Potential To Cause Ovarian Cancer.
With more reports of women developing ovarian cancer believed to be caused from talc-based products, Southern Med Law has launched a talcum powder lawsuit page to inform women on the risks of developing ovarian cancer after using talcum powered for feminine hygiene.
The ovarian lawsuit page will provide the latest legal news on talcum powder lawsuits and information from studies that have found a connection between ovarian cancer and use of talc-based products in the genital area for feminine hygiene purposes.
Southern Med Law continues to speak with women or their survivors and is investigating talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits accusing companies such as Johnson & Johnson, which makes Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, of failing to disclose the health risks associated with their products. To speak with one of the firm’s Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit attorneys, please call 205-547-5525 or visit www.southernmedlaw.com and fill out the form on our website.
“Women who have used talcum powder products for more than 15 to 20 years should get screened for ovarian cancer because of the health risks,” says Dr. Blaudeau.
Talc is a soft, naturally occurring mineral made up of magnesium, silicon, oxygen, and hydrogen, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Talc is used as an ingredient in a variety of products, such as rice, chewing gum, toy balloons, cosmetics, and baby powder. Southern Med Law’s Founder, Dr. François Blaudeau, says studies have not shown that babies are at risk for cancer later in their lives if talcum powder is used on their bodies.
[fda.gov/Cosmetics/ProductsIngredients/Ingredients/ucm293184.htm, March 19, 2014]
Public Radio International reported that studies linking talcum powder and ovarian cancer date back to 1971 when British researchers analyzed 13 ovarian tumors under a microscope and discovered talc particles in 10 of the tumors. A more recent study published in June 2013 in the Cancer Prevention Research journal found regular use of talcum powder in the genital area could increase a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer by 20 to 30 percent.
[cancerpreventionresearch.aacrjournals.org/content/6/8/811, Cancer Prevention Research]
Court documents indicate that talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits are being filed against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about the dangerous health risk linked with its talcum powder products. The company is defending itself against 1,200 talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits filed in Missouri and New Jersey state courts. On February 22, a St. Louis Circuit Court jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of a 62-year-old Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer in October. Her illness allegedly stemmed from using talcum powder products for more than three decades. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01,Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis, Missouri) This is the first time a state court jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay damages in a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit, according to Bloomberg Business.
[bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-23/j-j-ordered-to-pay-72-million-over-talc-tied-to-ovarian-cancer, Bloomberg Business, February 22, 2016]
About Southern Med Law And Filing Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits: 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 posses 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.
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