The product commonly known as baby powder has become the subject of dangerous drug lawsuits. Talcum-based powder has been proven to cause ovarian cancer in women who have used it for genital/perineal hygiene. Studies dating back to 1982 have consistently linked prolonged talc-based baby and body powder usage with ovarian cancer. When talc products, including baby powder, are applied to the genital/perineal region, the talc particles migrate through the female reproductive system and settle in the ovaries. These particles may remain in the ovaries for many years, creating inflammation and an environment conducive to the development and proliferation of cancer cells.
Talc has been established as an ovarian carcinogen because of its chemical similarity to asbestos – which has been linked to cancer in occupational settings. Therefore if you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and believe it may have been caused by talc-based baby powder, it is important you consult with a Boynton Beach talcum powder lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your claim.
Talcum Powder Studies
Harvard University-trained Dr. Daniel Cramer has studied the relationship between talc powder and ovarian cancer for 30 years. In a 2013 lawsuit, Berg v. Johnson & Johnson, Dr. Cramer testified that talc was most likely a contributing factor in 10,000 cases of ovarian cancer, annually. In this case, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff, Deane Berg, that Johnson & Johnson talc-based products contributed to her ovarian cancer and that Johnson & Johnson had an obligation to warn consumers of the positive association between prolonged talcum powder usage and ovarian cancer.
During the trial, a lawyer for Johnson & Johnson admitted that executives at the company have long been aware of the relationship between talc-based powders and ovarian cancer, but did not feel that the risk warranted a product warning.
Link Between Ovarian Cancer and Talc Powder
The pathology reports and tissue samples that were used to diagnose the ovarian cancer can now be examined to determine whether your ovarian tissues contain talc particles. Talc particles can be found in the pelvic lymph nodes, ovaries, and fallopian tubes and take many years to disintegrate and exit the body. The talcum powder lawyers in Boynton Beach will review your medical records and send all appropriate pathology reports to a talcum powder cancer expert and determine if talc may have caused your ovarian cancer. If there are talc particles present in your ovarian tissues, our researchers and talc powder cancer experts will detect them. Women who have used talc-based baby or body powder for a prolonged period are the most likely to develop ovarian cancer.
Filing a Claim
Persons or family members of those who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after prolonged use of talcum-based products, such as Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, and other like products, may be eligible to file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit. Filing such a lawsuit enables families of women affected by ovarian cancer to seek compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss associated with ovarian cancer. The Boynton Beach talcum powder attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo provide free case evaluations and do not collect a fee unless we win compensation in your case.