Juries have required talcum powder manufacturers to pay billions of dollars in awards towards victims who claim that their ovarian cancer was as a result of using talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product. If you suspect that your ovarian cancer may have resulted from your use of talcum powder, visiting with the attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 can help you determine if you have a solid case for a talcum powder lawsuit. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing until we win. Call us today for a free case review.
Asbestos and Talc are Carcinogenic
How can talcum powder cause ovarian cancer? There is a strong relationship between the carcinogen asbestos and the mineral talc. The mineral talc is mined from the ground and is made from the three elements: oxygen, silicon, and magnesium. As workers mined the ground for the mineral talc, they often discovered that many of the talc mines are naturally near mines containing the mineral asbestos. The research concluded that talc particles often contain asbestos simply because of the consequence of being earthly neighbors.
Asbestos-Contaminated Talc Increases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Asbestos was already known to be a cancer-causing agent for years and is linked to thousands of cases of mesothelioma, a type of cancer found in the lungs. Several studies concluded that cancerous tissue samples of ovarian cancer patients had asbestos-containing talc. This research led scientists to believe that the use of asbestos-contaminated talc was causing an increased risk in women for ovarian cancer. If testing on tissue from your ovarian tumor determined that talc particles were present, contact the attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 to help you build your talcum powder case and receive the compensation you deserve.
Scientists have concluded that asbestos-containing talcum powder, when used for absorption purposes and to prevent friction as a feminine hygiene product, increased the risk of cancerous ovarian tumors. According to the conclusion of these scientists, the asbestos-contaminated talc was absorbed into the ovaries, where it stayed until it later caused cancerous tumors to form either in the ovaries or in the peritoneal area.
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Talcum Powder Manufacturers
Large talc manufacturers have argued that they never knew that their products contained asbestos, or denied that their products ever contained asbestos. However, internal documents revealed that Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that their products contained asbestos.
Additionally, as recently as October 2019, Johnson & Johnson recalled a single lot of talcum powder due to the presence of asbestos. Johnson & Johnson argues this was voluntarily done out of an abundance of caution and that the levels were only detected in sub-trace amounts in a single bottle. Even with this announcement, Johnson & Johnson continues to argue that their rigorous testing standards have shown that their talcum powder products contain no asbestos contamination and meet all stringent specifications that exceed industry standards.
Juries have disagreed, and they have awarded billions to victims by concluding that not only did Johnson & Johnson and other talcum powder manufacturers distribute talcum powders with asbestos particles but also failed to warn the public. The talcum powder manufacturers are now facing thousands of lawsuits filed against them. If you believe there is any relation between your ovarian cancer and your talcum powder use, you should contact a talcum powder lawsuit lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact Talcum Powder Lawsuit Lawyers
Our attorneys can help you understand how talcum powder causes ovarian cancer. We can also help you understand how you can file a lawsuit based on your diagnosis of ovarian cancer related to your talcum powder use. Please contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 for a free consultation today.