Sadly, many women who have used talcum powder products for years, such as those marketed in the names ‘Baby Powder’ or ‘Shower to Shower’, may be concerned about potential risks of ovarian cancer after lifelong use of talcum powder.
You may have been under the impression that this product was perfectly safe for use, but you probably have many questions if you have recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. If this describes your situation, there is no doubt that you need an attorney you can trust to help you figure out next steps.
Talcum Powder Marketed as Safe but Linked to Cancer
Many women have used these products for numerous years without any idea about serious risks associated with them. Unfortunately, in some instances these women have paid the ultimate price and have passed away as a result of complications associated with ovarian cancer. Individuals who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after years of talcum powder usage may need to consult with a knowledgeable ovarian cancer attorney. These fine powder products have been used by women all over the country.
Legal Claims Linked to Talcum Powder
Today, pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson finds itself in the position of numerous class action lawsuits associated with potential cancer causing products like Shower to Shower and Baby Powder. Some women have used these products for several decades and then been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Medical Research Still Exploring the Connection
Although the full connection between this diagnosis and these products has not yet been identified in detail, more research is being conducted to determine the implications of years of usage of these talcum based powders.
Women have used these products for years by sprinkling them on sanitary pads or undergarments in order to keep their groin area comfortable and cool. Unfortunately, women using the product did not know about the serious side effects that could influence them. The majority of medical studies published to this point do indicate problems associated with talcum based powders especially when used by women over the long term in order to control odor, moisture, and chafing. In some situations, these patients have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
I’ve Been Diagnosed; What Now?
If you have been injured as a result of any product that should have given you proper warning, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. It’s important to consult with a knowledgeable attorney like Jim Glaser, so that you can comprehend all of your rights in full and determine the most appropriate next steps.
Why You Need an Attorney to Help with Your Claim
It can be overwhelming to cope with an ovarian cancer diagnosis and all the treatments that follow. During this difficult time, you need the advice and experience of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. A legal claim against a talcum powder manufacturer may be an important first step towards allowing you to focus on treating your condition. These cases can be complex and should only be handled by an experienced lawyer. Holding the manufacturer responsible helps to prevent others from suffering in the future. You need a dedicated and compassionate attorney to help you handle a complex claim like this, so do not hesitate to reach out for help as soon as possible. Jim Glaser is here to help you.