New York Talcum Powder / Ovarian Cancer Lawyers
Talcum powder has been a trusted staple item for generations. It is best known for its use as baby powder, but it is used in hundreds of products. Women have been using talcum powder for feminine hygiene for decades, packaged as baby powder or as a feminine hygiene product. Now thousands of women who have developed ovarian cancer, and families of those who have died as a result, are suing Johnson & Johnson (J&J). If you have developed ovarian cancer after using J&J talcum powder for feminine hygiene, Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC can help.
Our New York talcum powder – ovarian cancer lawyers represent victims nationwide. We have law offices in New York and Florida. Call today for a free, no obligation, consultation.
Failure to Warn
Women and families have trusted J&J Baby Powder and its other talcum powder products as safe to use for generations. But the research linking genital use of talc products and ovarian cancer goes back more than 40 years. Women and families who are suing allege that J&J knew about the risk and failed to warn consumers.
Internal J&J documents supporting that accusation have come to light.
How Talcum Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer
Women have been using talcum powder for feminine hygiene for decades. Some use it packaged as baby powder, while others use products like Shower to Shower which are package and advertised as feminine hygiene products. It is applied to the genital and groin area to reduce moisture, prevent chaffing and minimize odor.
When talcum powder is applied to the genital area, the fine particles can travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovaries. The particles collect in the ovaries, causing irritation and inflammation, eventually leading to cellular changes and cancer.
Numerous Studies Show Talc May Cause Cancer
More than 20 epidemiological studies, going back more than 40 years, show an association between using talc in the genital area and the development of ovarian cancer.
In 1971, researchers reported finding talc in ovarian tumor tissues, in an article titled “Talc and Carcinoma of the Ovary and Cervix”, published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Commonwealth. More than 40 years later, in 2013, the journal Cancer Prevention Research published a study that found a 20% to 30% increased risk of ovarian cancer in women who dusted their groin area with talcum powder, vs those who did not.
If you have developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, or lost a woman you love to talcum powder ovarian cancer, you may be able to recover substantial compensation. Please call the talcum powder attorneys of Panzavecchia & Associates, PLLC at 888-LAW-2204 or email us today.