Experienced Dangerous Drug Lawyers in Greenville
Certain research has linked using talcum powder on the female genitals to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Perhaps because research is mixed, these powders continue to be labeled as safe for use on the body. But some women are filing lawsuits because of ovarian cancer diagnoses they believe stem from their often decades-long use of talcum powder on the genitals. To set up a free case evaluation, please call Ricci Law Firm, P.A. today. Our experienced Greenville product liability attorneys serve Greenville, Raleigh, Fayetteville, and the entire state.
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Does Use of Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?
Class action product liability lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson were filed in 2014 alleging the company failed to warn of the risk of ovarian cancer associated with certain uses of talcum powder. Although the link has not been unquestionably proven, there have been a number of studies and a body of research indicating an increased risk of ovarian cancer with prolonged use of talcum powder on the genitals.
For years, talc-based powders have been marketed as safe, innocuous products for babies and adults alike. An easy, safe way to freshen up. Some women have been dusting their genitals with these powders or sprinkling them in their undergarments for decades as a way to keep the area comfortable and dry. Talcum powders also came into contact with some women’s genitals because of the coating on certain diaphragms and condoms. In the past, many products made with talc contained asbestos, a known carcinogen; however, since the 1970s, consumer products containing talcum in the US cannot contain asbestos. Regardless, some researchers and medical experts have said the talcum powder particles themselves may cause cancer when they travel through the fallopian tubes to the ovaries.
Pursuing Compensation in a Lawsuit
Despite this serious risk, talcum powders continue to be sold and marketed without any warning of the risk of ovarian cancer—even despite the fact the International Agency for Research on Cancer says the use of talcum powder on the female genitals is possibly carcinogenic to humans. The IARC is part of the World Health Organization.
If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used talcum powder on your genitals, then you may be able to file a lawsuit based on the manufacturer’s failure to warn, negligence, and breach of warranty.
You may be able to recover compensation for damages including:
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- The death of a loved one
Our firm is currently reviewing these claims. For a free case evaluation, please call Ricci Law Firm, P.A., at (252) 777-2222. Our experienced and compassionate Greenville dangerous drug lawyers serve all of North Carolina, including Raleigh, Charlotte, and Fayetteville.