Talcum powder is a form of talc, the softest known mineral, and it is used in a wide range of industries. Mississippi residents are likely to have come into contact with talcum powder through their beauty products and/or baby powder.
For years, Mississippi consumers have trusted talcum powder beauty products to keep skin dry and prevent irritation, but research now shows us that talcum powder is a known and dangerous carcinogen. As a result, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay a Missouri woman $55 million for causing her ovarian cancer after she used the company’s talcum powder products. These verdicts are becoming increasingly frequent. In addition to the $55 million verdict, another St. Louis jury awarded $72 million to relatives of an Alabama woman who passed away from ovarian cancer.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by using talcum powder, you may be entitled to deserved compensation. To discover whether you have grounds for a talcum powder personal injury, defective product or wrongful death claim, seek the help of a trusted talcum powder attorney in Jackson MS .
The Known Side Effects and Dangers of Talcum Powder
Women have long applied talcum powder to the genital and perineal area for their intimate personal hygiene needs. In such cases, tiny particles of talc are capable of entering the woman’s reproductive system before moving to the ovaries. This process may cause inflammation that allows “cancer cells to flourish”, which is why ovarian cancer research studies suggest a woman’s regular use of talcum powder increases ovarian cancer risk by 24%.
In a recent lawsuit, Dr. Daniel Cramer testified that upwards of 10,000 women develop ovarian cancer in part because of talcum powder use. Given the warnings from ovarian cancer doctors and the latest research on talcum powder’s link to ovarian cancer, Mississippi women are highly advised to cease using talcum powder.
While ovarian cancer is the primary known and present danger of talcum powder use, links to other possible cancers exist as well. More research is needed, but one study suggest genital application of talcum powder may increase the risk of uterine cancer in women who are past menopause.
Products That Contain Talcum Powder
There are a wide range of over the counter products containing talcum powder, and some of the more common talcum powder products are the following:
- Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder
- Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower Absorbent Body Powder
- Body Powders
- Foot Powders
- Deodorant Powders
- Feminine Hygiene Pads
- Incontinence Pads
- Perfumed Powders
- Medicated Powders
If you have used any of these products, cease using them immediately. If you took these products and received an ovarian cancer diagnosis, contact a Mississippi talcum powder attorney who will fight for your right to receive deserved compensation.
Talcum Powder in the News
The Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood investigated Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder marketing in 2013, and two years later, Hood determined that Johnson & Johnson concealed known health problems with genital talc use. Hood also claimed the company targeted black and Hispanic women as a market for growth.
Talcum powder continues to be a controversial product that poses a safety risk for women. If you or a loved one received a cancer diagnosis from your ovarian cancer doctor after using talcum powder, seek out a Mississippi talcum powder representation attorney.
Filing a lawsuit allows you to seek compensation for ovarian cancer that was caused by talcum powder:
- Medical Treatment
- Pain and Suffering
- Any and All Losses Caused by Your Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis
‘Maggio Thompson, LLP is ready and able to provide trusted and committed legal representation for your Mississippi talcum powder case if you or a loved one have suffered from ovarian cancer. Our personalized representation and unyielding dedication gives you the ally you need to hold talcum powder companies accountable for the harms you suffered, helping you receive the damages you deserve. Contact us or call (601) 300-3333 for a legal consultation to discuss the facts of your case.