Talcum powder has long been a popular cosmetic and hygiene product, a cheap solution to cure and prevent rashes, chafing and dry skin. A mineral-based powder, the powder cuts down on friction, absorbs moisture and eliminates odor.
The mineral’s chemical structure is close to that of asbestos and other toxic substances and carcinogens. In fact, early talc powder products were actually contaminated with asbestos. Since the 1970s, red flags have been raised by scientists and other professionals warning about the potential risk that the products present, including inflammation.
Talcum Powder Linked To Increased Risk For Ovarian Cancer
Recent legal cases and medical research have started to create a strong link between the product and ovarian cancer.
In February 2016, a court awarded punitive damages to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer that was believed to have been caused by talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson, the company who produced the talc powder product in question, has faced additional lawsuits in recent months. It maintains that its powder is safe, but litigators are building evidence that the company has negligently failed to warn consumers about the research links between talc powder and the increased risk for ovarian cancer.
Do You Have A Talcum Powder Claim?
If you or a loved one suffers from ovarian cancer after years of using talcum powder products, you should explore the possibility that there is a link between the disease and the product.
At Monsees & Mayer, P.C., our attorneys are representing victims of talcum powder products. We help build a case based on facts and medical evidence showing that your condition is linked to these products and the manufacturer’s failure to warn you about the dangers the products brought.
For a free initial consultation, call our law firm today.