PENNSYLVANIA TALCUM POWER LAWYERS & LAWSUITS
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We rely upon the security of many common household goods to improve the quality of our lives. Talcum powder is one product that for years continues to be used to prevent skin irritation, particularly in children, and by women to feel fresh and comfortable. Talcum powder features unique properties that are able to absorb moisture and reduce friction. However, many people are unaware of is the fact that when used by women for genital hygiene talcum powder is a dangerous carcinogen, and it has been linked to ovarian cancer.
If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, or endometrial cancer, call the Feather Law Group now at 1-855-976-4542 to learn more about how we can fight for the settlement you deserve. During your confidential and free initial consultation, we’ll review the facts of your case, assess your legal alternatives, and decide whether filing a suit is right for you. There’s no fee unless we achieve a settlement for you. Contact us to find out more about how we can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
WHAT IS TALCUM POWDER?
Talc, also called magnesium silicate, is an inorganic substance made up of finely ground particles of rock. In its normal form talc can contain asbestos; however, beginning in the early 1907s, all home-use talcum power products in the U.S. have been free of asbestos.
HOW CAN TALCUM POWDER CAUSE OVARIAN CANCER?
When applied to the genital and perineal area, talcum powder particles can travel up the vagina, through the uterus, and into the fallopian tubes, ultimately migrating into the ovaries. Exposure to talc over a long period of time can lead to the development of ovarian cancer, a rare yet deadly type of cancer. A recent study (discussed below) indicates that young women using talcum powder in the genital and perineal regions have a 36% to 41% greater likelihood of developing ovarian cancer. In light of this alarming statistic, we advocate that women stop using talcum powder immediately.
WHAT PRODUCTS CONTAIN TALCUM POWDER?
There are a number of different products that have talcum powder. The most used ones are as follows:
- Johnson & Johnson’s® Baby Power
- Shower to Shower® Absorbent Powder
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN INJURED?
Ovarian cancer may not show symptoms until the disease has spread and has substantially advanced to other regions of the body. Because of this, if you have experienced some of the symptoms below and use talcum powder, it’s vital to seek medical attention promptly. Even if you have not had any of the symptoms mentioned below but you have used Talcum Powder products in your genital and perineal areas, you should seek routine screening from your healthcare professional to ensure your continued health and well-being. Warning signs to look for:
- Bloating that is inexplicable
- Pelvic and stomach pain
- Unusual vaginal discharge and bleeding
EARLY TALCUM POWER OVARIAN CANCER WARNINGS
In 1971, a report suggested that you can find particular risks related to using talcum powder yet; its findings were greatly challenged by Dr. G.Y. Hildick-Smith, Johnson & Johnson’s former medical director. Later, a publication was launched in the journal Lancet, suggesting that the dangerous effects of talc “shouldn’t be blown off.” This warning was supported in a 1992 report printed in Obstetrics & Gynecology, which found that young women who often use talc in the genital area significantly increases their chances of developing ovarian cancer.
In 2003 an article published by the Journal of AntiCancer Research documented that there were 16 previous talcum powder studies involving almost 12,000 young women, and they were able to confirm that there is a 33% greater likelihood of developing ovarian cancer after regular talcum powder use.
Despite the preceding evidence showing a connection between ovarian cancer and talcum powder use, the material remains unregulated in America. Consequently, an incredible number of individuals are being exposed to it, increasing their risk for ovarian, uterine, and endometrioid cancers.
TALCUM POWDER SUITS
Despite long-standing evidence that talcum powder is linked to different types of cancers, irresponsible companies continue to market it for daily hygienic use. It is vital that you just seek legal representation if you have been diagnosed with ovarian, uterine, or endometrioid cancer following talcum powder exposure. Our exceptionally competent team do you want them to say team? of talc litigation attorneys have the expertise, abilities, and legal qualifications needed to hold accountable those responsible for causing you damage. Filing a lawsuit allows you seek damages for economic loss and pain and suffering you have endured due to an ovarian cancer diagnosis.
CALL THE FEATHER LAW GROUP NOW TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION
If you used talc power and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you could be eligible for damages and compensation for your injuries. To learn more about whether or not you would have an eligible case CALL the Feather Law Group located in Harrisburg, PA. We would feel privileged to work with you and to help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve. For a free consultation and more information regarding your legal choices, please CALL us at 1-866-FEATHER. If you prefer, please complete the online form and a customer relations representative will be in contact with you promptly.