Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawyers
We often do not think of products that are labeled for use with babies to be harmful and dangerous to our health. Unfortunately, some products such as Johnson's baby powder also known as talcum powder can increase ovarian cancer risks for women when used as after showering or taking a bath. If you have used talcum powder and may be at risk for ovarian cancer or have already been diagnosed, then you should speak to a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawyer at the Higgins Firm. We will review your case and then work with you to make sure you get any compensation you need for what you have suffered.When was the Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Link Discovered?
The ovarian cancer and talcum powder link was first discovered in 1971 when a study showed that talc particles were found in ovarian tissues of people with cancer. This is when physicians first learned that women were at a risk of developing ovarian cancer when using powder on their genitals, sanitary napkins or pads, diaphragms and condoms. Particles from talcum powder can move into the vagina and then can go into the reproductive organs. One study revealed that carbon particles can move from the vagina to the fallopian tubes in thirty minutes which led researches to conclude that the same result can occur with talc particles.
Even though there were all these studies and evidence of the risks the Johnson and Johnson company claimed that there was not enough evidence and kept their product on the market without a warning to consumers for almost half a century after the link was first discovered. After the first settlement in 2013, in which a women had been using Johnson and Johnson's Shower-to-Shower body powder for personal hygiene for more than thirty years and developed ovarian cancer, an expert in her case indicated that talc has been the cause of ovarian cancer for a number of years. Johnson and Johnson also admitted that they knew about the cancer risks but saw the risk as not sufficient and thus failed to warn people of the possible danger on the label of the powder.What are some common signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer?
Some common signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer to be aware of include but are not limited to:
- pelvic or stomach pain
- problems eating or feeling full easily
- feeling the urgent need to urinate or having to go often
- feeling tired
- stomach upset
- menstrual cycle changes
- back pain
- stomach swelling and weight loss
If you or someone you love has used talcum powder as part of your personal hygiene care for many years and are now concerned about ovarian cancer or if you have already received an ovarian cancer diagnosis, then it is important that you contact one of our experienced and compassionate Talcum powder ovarian cancer lawyers with the Higgins Firm. We know that this may be confusing for you and we will help to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We know how important your loved ones are to you and we will help see to it that you get any compensation that may be rightfully yours for what you and your loved ones have been through. We will also help to make sure the company party that failed to provide accurate warnings of these risks pay for their actions.
Please contact us today online or by calling 800.705.2121 to discuss your legal options.