Jackson Talcum Powder Lawsuit Lawyers
Talc Linked to Ovarian Cancer
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, consumers have trusted talcum powder beauty products to keep skin dry and prevent irritation, but research now shows us that talcum powder is a dangerous carcinogen, a substance that can cause cancer in humans. 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. Another St. Louis jury awarded $72 million to relatives of an Alabama woman who passed away from ovarian cancer.
If you have been harmed by using talcum powder, you may be entitled to deserved compensation. To discover whether you have grounds for a personal injury, product liability, or wrongful death claim, seek the help of a trusted talcum powder attorney in Jackson, MS at ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP.
Known Side Effects & Dangers of Talcum Powder Use
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 can enter 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, women are highly advised to cease its use.
While ovarian cancer is the primary known and present danger of talcum powder use, potential links to other cancers exist as well. More research is needed, but one study suggested that the genital application of talcum powder may increase the risk of uterine cancer in post-menopausal women.
Products That Contain Talcum Powder
There are many over the counter products containing talcum powder. These include:
- Johnson’s baby powder
- Shower to Shower body powder
- Body powder
- Foot powder
- Deodorant powder
- 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 were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, contact a seasoned Jackson talcum powder attorney who will fight for your right to fair compensation.
Talcum Powder in the News
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood investigated Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder marketing in 2013. Two years later, Hood determined that Johnson & Johnson concealed known health problems with genital talc use. Hood also claimed the company targeted African American 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, our attorneys can talk to you about your rights and options.
A talcum powder lawsuit may provide the opportunity to recover compensation for:
- Medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings
‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP is ready and able to provide trusted, committed legal representation for your talcum powder lawsuit if you or a loved one has suffered from ovarian cancer. Our personalized representation and unyielding dedication give you the ally you need to hold manufacturers accountable for the harms you suffered and pursue the damages you deserve.