Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. As a powder, it absorbs moisture well and helps cut down on friction, making it useful for keeping skin dry and helping to prevent rashes. It is widely used on an everyday basis in cosmetic products such as baby powder and adult body and facial powders, as well as in a number of other consumer products.
What Are The Side Effects Cited In The Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
The litigation has centered around clients diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a result from years of genital dusting with talcum powder. At this point in time, the litigation is only centered around ovarian cancer.
Do Talcum Powder Products Have Adequate Warning Labels?
In its natural form, some talc contains asbestos, a substance known to cause cancers in and around the lungs when inhaled, although all talcum products used in homes in the United States have been asbestos-free since the 1970s. There has been some concern of late regarding a link between women who apply talcum powder regularly in the genital area having an increased risk of ovarian cancer. While studies are still ongoing, there have been studies since the 1970s showing this increased risk of ovarian cancer. In 1982, Dr. Daniel Cramer from Harvard published the first peer-review study showcasing the link.
In addition, the primary expert for the recent trials, Dr. Gotletsky, the Harvard pathologist, has found talc in the tumors and published a peer-review study on lymph nodes in the mid-2000s for the Ovarian Cancer National Association (OCNA). Additional warnings were published in medical journals in 1992 and 2003. Concurrently, studies regarding talc usage in cosmetics were found to be toxic. However response from manufactures strongly contested those findings and failed to warn women about potential dangers.
Who Can Make A Claim Or File A Lawsuit In This Regard?
If you, or someone you care about, used talcum powder and suffered from ovarian cancer, please contact our law firm for a free and confidential consultation of your claim. Our phones answer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Let the Mass Tort lawyers at the Fenstersheib Law Group, P.A. represent you in your Talcum Powder claim.
You owe it to yourself to call us and find out about your legal rights. Our compassionate staff would welcome the opportunity to explain your legal rights and discuss your potential claim with you. There is no obligation to use our services, and YOU PAY NO FEE UNLESS YOU ARE AWARDED A SETTLEMENT. Our firm works on a contingency basis, which means that the firm only gets paid if you receive an award/settlement and would be paid out of that award. The law firm would front any of the litigation costs and fees.
You will need to hire a product liability law firm to represent you in this matter. As this is federal litigation, you do not need a law firm in the same state as which you live. Time is of the essence, so you will need to contact them to sign the necessary paperwork. They will need your information, including how long and how often talcum powder was used, as well as any associated complications or procedures you may have had. If you have any of your medical records, it will expedite the process. However, we can order any necessary records on your behalf.
Who Can Be Held Liable In A Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
The manufacturers may be held liable for all damages associated with the medical events that occurred because of the use of Talc powder. The primary products that are involved with this litigation are Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, both manufactured by Johnson & Johnson company.
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