Cancer Related to Talcum Powder
We all use certain products everyday and we expect them to be safe for us to use. However, many products that we use on a daily basis may have defects or be linked to risks of cancer or other serious illnesses and medical problems. Sometimes companies are aware of these risks but market the products anyway or they fail to properly warn people about the risks. If you or someone you care about has developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, then you should speak to one of our defective product lawyers at the Higgins Firm as soon as possible. We will review your case and make sure you get the compensation you need for what you have suffered.
Talcum powder comes from talc which is a hydrated magnesium silicate. It can be used for several purposes and is more commonly known as baby powder. It can be used to in the treatment and presentation of rashes, for personal hygiene, and can be used in cosmetics by many women. Talc which is in many of these products is usually thought to be safe but it can cause dangerous and life-threatening health problems when used as a feminine hygiene product.How is Talcum Powder Alleged to be Associated with Ovarian Cancer?
Health concerns related to the use of talcum powder have been around for years. However, producers sold the product and marketed it as safe while failing to give consumers safety information. In 1971, researchers discovered that talc became embedded in seventy-five percent of all ovarian cancer tumors that were studied. Many other studies confirmed that when talc is used in a woman's genital area, it may travel to the vagina, go into the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. In June of 2013, a study that was found in the Cancer Prevention Research medical journal discovered that women that used talcum powder for feminine hygiene may have a twenty to thirty percent higher risk of ovarian cancer than those who did not use it.
Johnson and Johnson and several other producers of talcum powder failed to properly warn women about the risks of ovarian cancer linked to their product. According to some lawsuits, an expert stated that approximately ten thousand cases of ovarian cancer may be linked to talcum powder per year. Talcum powder may also be similar to asbestos and may cause mesothelioma.What Should I do if I Think I have a Talcum Powder Case?
If you or someone you know uses talcum powder, then the first thing you should do is go to the doctor to discuss your concerns and get checked out for any possible health problems that may be related to the use of talcum powder. If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or any other kind of medical problem after using talcum powder, then we encourage you to talk to one of our experienced and compassionate defective product and talcum powder lawyers with the Higgins Firm right away. We understand that this may be a difficult time for you and your family and we will make the process as smooth for you as possible. We will review your case and answer any questions or concerns you may have. We will also help you to get any compensation you may be entitled to for loss of income, medical expenses, as well as for pain and suffering that you have been through. We will work on your behalf to make sure the company responsible is held accountable and pays for their actions.
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