Roden Law is reviewing claims on behalf of victims who developed ovarian cancer after using talc-based products, including Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower.
If you or someone you love developed ovarian cancer after long-term use of a talc-based product, you may be entitled to compensation through a talcum powder lawsuit. Roden Law’s class action attorneys will provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your claim and the circumstances behind your ovarian cancer diagnosis.
Our dedicated defective product attorneys have the skills and resources you need to fight for your right to hold large manufacturers liable for providing dangerous products to consumers. We will provide all of our services at a contingency fee basis, which means you only have to pay us if we help you obtain compensation for your case.
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What is Talc?
Talc is known to be one of the softest naturally occurring minerals. When talc is crushed into a refined white powder, it can quickly absorb moisture and reduce friction. These characteristics make talcum powder effective at keeping skin dry and helping to prevent rashes from forming.
Because of its soft and absorbent qualities, talcum powder is a common ingredient used in several cosmetic and personal hygiene products. This includes products such as blush, foot powder, eye shadow, Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower.
Although manufacturers claim talcum powder is safe for all applications, women who apply talcum powder regularly in the genital area may have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
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Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
For decades, many women used talc-based products as a regular part of their hygienic routine. However, thousands of women claim to have developed ovarian cancer after regularly applying talcum powder to their genitals for several years.
The link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer has been examined in more than 20 medical studies for more than four decades.
The first study to examine the connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer was published by four gynecologists in 1971. In the study, researchers found that more than 75 percent of the ovarian tumors they investigated contained talc particles deeply embedded within them.
Researchers concluded that when talcum powder is applied directly to a women’s genitals, talc particles can travel up through the vagina, uterus and fallopian tubes to the ovaries. When talc particles become embedded within the ovaries, it causes inflammation that may cause cancerous tumors to develop.
In 1982, researchers found that women were at a 92 percent increased risk of developing cancer when they used talcum powder during ovulation.
Additionally, in 1999, the National Cancer Institute concluded that women who avoid using talcum powder for genital hygiene might reduce the risk of ovarian cancer by at least 10 percent.
In a 2016 study, researchers who examined ovarian cancer in African-American women found that 63 percent of women with ovarian cancer had dusted themselves with talcum powder throughout their lifetime. The study concluded that applying talcum powder directly to the genitals significantly increased the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Although the American Cancer Society has not established talc as a carcinogen, it considers using talcum powder near the genitals as a risk factor for ovarian cancer.
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Why Are Talcum Powder Lawsuits Being Filed?
Although dozens of medical studies support the claims of thousands of women who say their ovarian cancer was caused by using talcum powder, manufacturers continue to deny their products pose a danger to woman.
Unlike food and drugs, cosmetic and personal hygiene products are not required to undergo a review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, they must be properly labeled and safe to use as intended.
However, more than 5,500 women have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson claiming the pharmaceutical corporation failed to warn consumers about the risk associated with its products and ovarian cancer.
Furthermore, several lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson was aware that talcum powder increases the risk of ovarian cancer, but continued to market Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower as safe and reliable products for feminine hygiene.
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Can I File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
Pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson have an obligation to provide consumers safe and reliable products. When their products harm or kill consumers, manufactures deserve to be held liable for their negligence.
Women who developed ovarian cancer after long-term use of a talc-based product, like Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower, may have a case against Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers of talc-based products. However, pharmaceutical conglomerates like Johnson & Johnson have abundant financial and legal resources at their disposal that protect them from lawsuits and enable them to avoid liability.
For this reason, you should consult with a skilled attorney to review your claim and determine if you are entitled to file a talcum powder lawsuit.
Your attorney will consider the extent of your use of talc-based products throughout your lifetime, particularly within the last five years before your diagnosis. He or she may ask which talc-based product you used and how often you applied it.
Additionally, your lawyer will review your medical history to search for traces of a genetic disorder or pre-existing conditions that might cause you to be vulnerable to ovarian-based illnesses.
Furthermore, your attorney will need to prove you suffered damages as a result of your ovarian cancer diagnosis. This can include medical expenses or pain and suffering caused by your ovarian-based illness.
If you believe that any of the above mentioned factors apply to your claim, you may be entitled to file a talcum powder lawsuit. Do not hesitate to contact Roden Law’s experienced attorneys for a free, no obligation consultation.
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Should I Join a Class Action Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
Although a class action lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson regarding its talcum powder products, consider whether you should file your own lawsuit instead.
Typically, class action lawsuits are filed to hold a corporation liable for its negligence, as a large group of class members are more likely to get the attention of the corporation. However, because a cancer diagnosis can be costly, it may be in your best interest to file an individual lawsuit to recover compensation for all of the damages you have suffered. This may include payment for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
During your free consultation, we will review the circumstances behind your claim to determine which course of legal action is right for you.
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Schedule a Free Consultation with a Skilled Attorney
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after years of using talcum powder products, you may be entitled to compensation. Do not hesitate to consult with a qualified lawyer to discuss your right to file a talcum powder lawsuit as soon as possible.
At Roden Law, our committed class action attorneys believe in helping victims who have suffered because of a corporation’s negligence and recklessness. We will fight for the rights of victims and their families to help them recover the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering.
To get started with your claim, contact our class action attorneys for a free, no obligation consultation. We are skilled personal injury attorneys who have the experience needed to help you fight to protect your rights.
All of our work is provided on a contingency fee basis. This means we will not charge you upfront legal fees for our services. We will only require payment if we recover compensation for your claim. There is no risk in contacting our firm to find out if you are entitled to file a talcum powder lawsuit that may help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.