Talcum Powder and Risk of Ovarian Cancer FAQs
Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Information
Over the past several years many experts have expressed alarm about the link between talcum powder and the increased risk of ovarian cancer. The talcum powder ovarian cancer lawyers at Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm are investigating Johnson & Johnson, a leading manufacturer of talcum powder.
Medical studies have demonstrated a link between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer in women.
Johnson & Johnson, is a giant pharmaceutical company for a wide range of cosmetic, pharmaceutical and hygiene products, has issued a steady stream of product recalls and safety warnings.
Dr Shezad Malik Law Firm based in Dallas, Texas handles dangerous drugs and defective product liability cases in all 50 states, including California, Illinois, Florida, New York and Texas.
Ovarian Cancer Linked to Talcum Powder
Medical studies have linked ovarian cancer with the use of baby powder and Shower-to-Shower in the female genital area. The tissue samples and pathology reports that were used to diagnose the ovarian cancer can be examined to determine whether ovarian tissues contain talc particles.
Talc particles can be found in the ovaries, fallopian tubes and in the pelvic lymph nodes for years after entering the female reproductive system. Talc particles take years to disintegrate and talc particles causes inflammation in the ovaries, leading to a higher rate of cancer.
Women who have used talcum powder or talc-based baby powder on a regular basis are most likely to develop ovarian cancer.
Medical Studies Link Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
Since the 1970s medical researchers have detected talc particles in the ovarian tissues of women diagnosed with cancer.
In 2003, a meta-analysis reviewing 16 previous talcum powder ovarian cancer research was published in Anticancer Research, found that weekly use of baby powder increases the risk of ovarian cancer by 33%.
In 2008, a study found that women who use talcum powder on a daily basis have an even greater chance of developing ovarian cancer. Doctor expertss have reported the link between baby powder and ovarian cancer for decades, yet the substance is still unregulated in the United States.
Do You Have a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Claim?
Women, or the family members of women, who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using talcum powder products for female genital hygiene may have talcum powder cancer claim by filing a baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuit.
Risk for Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer?
Many studies over the past forty years found the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder use. Women who have used talc-based baby powder on a weekly basis face a 33% increase in their risk of developing ovarian cancer, and women who have used talcum powder on a daily basis are thought to face a 41% increase in risk for ovarian cancer.
Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease that causes about 14,000 fatalities this year. Few symptoms are likely in the early stages of ovarian cancer, when it is easiest to treat. By the time symptoms of talcum powder ovarian cancer become apparent for many patients, the disease has spread beyond the ovaries and into other tissues and organs. Once the disease has spread, or metastasized ovarian cancer becomes much more difficult to treat.
Cost to file a Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit?
We will represent all persons involved in a talcum powder lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our attorneys handling baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuits will contact you to answer any of your questions.
Statute of Limitations in Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuit
Most states have talcum powder cancer lawsuit time limits known as Statute of Limitations. The majority of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer will fall within those time limits if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for your claim, please fill out the form at right and one of our attorneys will contact you as quickly as possible.