Talcum Powder Complications: Ovarian Cancer
Cosmetic products containing talcum powder have been linked to serious complications.
In June 2013, Cancer Prevention Research published a study that found women who use products containing talcum powder to be 20-30 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer than women who do not use them. Additional studies have noted similar findings.
In May 2015, the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer published studies that found talc use increased the risk of ovarian cancer by 30-60%.
The connection between talc and ovarian cancer was made stronger when scientists discovered talc minerals inside cancerous tumors removed from women’s bodies.
Lawsuits are now being filed against manufacturers of products containing talcum powder for failure to warn the public of the dangers associated with using the products.
Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer
Studies have suggested that talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer. When used as a cosmetic product by females, it is believed that talcum powder can travel into the vagina and up to the fallopian tubes and ovaries.
It has yet to be determined exactly how talcum powder causes the cancer, but it is believed that some of the chemicals in the talc may be responsible.
Ovarian cancer is usually not diagnosed until symptoms begin to appear. Once these symptoms are present, it is likely that the cancer has already spread. This type of cancer can become resistant to treatment, and many women who enter remission relapse.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
As many as 2,200 cases of ovarian cancer diagnosed each year may have been caused by regular use of talcum powder.
Talc is a mineral made of up various elements including magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Talc is ground to make talcum powder which is used to absorb moisture and is widely available in various products including baby powder and adult products including body and facial powder.
Talc products used regularly in the genital area increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
In February 2016, a jury found Johnson & Johnson knew of the cancer risks associated with its talc products but failed to warn consumers, and awarded the family of our client $72 million. She died of ovarian cancer after using J&J talc-containing products for more than 30 years.
The criteria for filing a talcum powder lawsuit include the following:
- Must be female
- Regularly used Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower to Shower Body Powder in the genital area
- Has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer
Talcum Powder Side Effect Lawsuits
Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by talcum powder.
Lawsuits have been filed against the drug maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug. You may be entitled to a settlement.
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