If you have developed ovarian cancer or have lost a loved one from ovarian cancer, and you believe there was a link between the cancer and the use of talcum powder, you should speak with an attorney.
There have been thousands of lawsuits in recent years against Johnson & Johnson after a link was shown between its baby powder and the development of ovarian cancer in the women using those products. Some of those cases went to trial, and documents presented in the trials showed that the company suspected a link between its products and cancer, but failed to place a warning on its product packaging.
For most items containing talcum powder, the main element is talc. Talc is a mineral. It is normally taken in a loose form, and other products are added to it to form talcum powder. Beginning as early as the 1970s, experts suggested a link between talc and asbestos. Asbestos is dangerous and can cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. Talc and asbestos are both commonly found next to each other in natural reserves, so many suspected that asbestos trickled into talc-based products.
Women are especially at risk for medical issues related to the use of talcum powder, because many products containing talcum powder are marketed directly to women. This includes makeup, lotions, and feminine cleaning products. It’s important that you read labels to find out if the products you are using contain talcum powder.
It’s critical that you speak to an attorney if you believe your cancer is related to the use of talcum powder. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. My team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.