The talcum powder lawsuits claim the manufacturers of baby powder failed to warn users of talc of the increased risk of ovarian cancer and mesothelioma when women use these products for personal hygiene. According to the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, frequent talcum powder use on the female genital area increases the risk of cancer between 30–60%. The more often a woman uses it, the more likely she will experience cancer.
Talcum powder also has been associated with respiratory issues, including mesothelioma. This is caused by the powder becoming airborne during normal application. Prior to the 1970s, and even today, some talcum products contain asbestos, a naturally-occurring mineral and known carcinogen. Additionally, researchers have noted that talc has a chemical similarity to asbestos. Like asbestos, talc is a silicate mineral, having a crystalline structure. When ingested, these minerals have been known to cause irritation, leading to the chronic inflammation that can lead to the formation of cancerous tumors.
Our law firm is seeking compensation for individuals who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma and who experienced significant exposure to talcum powder. The main talc products used for personal hygiene are: Johnson’s Baby Powder by Johnson & Johnson; Shower to Shower by Valeant Pharmaceuticals; and Baby Magic Baby Powder.
We believe the evidence shows that the manufacturers of talcum powder have known for more than 40 years that the powder can cause ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. However, these companies intentionally made the decision not to warn women that the powder could cause cancer by entering the lungs or the vagina after being applied for personal hygiene, and especially after use on the genital area or on sanitary napkins.
If you used talcum powder for feminine hygiene and were later diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damage caused by the product. The first step is to contact Langston & Lott at 662-728-9733 and speak to our legal team or complete our free case evaluation form by clicking here and someone from our legal team will contact you regarding your case.