Talcum powder is made from a mined mineral called talc, which is one of the softest minerals on Earth. While talc contains the elements oxygen, silicon, and magnesium, it often contains asbestos as well. Talc mines are typically near asbestos mines in the Earth, and therefore, sometimes talc can contain asbestos particles.
Asbestos, a well-known carcinogen due to inhalation of insulation and other materials, has now been associated with mesothelioma and ovarian cancer from talcum powder use. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed and believe there may be a connection between your mesothelioma or ovarian cancer and talc, contact an attorney at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 307-3113 or online today to find out your next steps.
Steps to Take After Being Diagnosed
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, you are likely terrified and overwhelmed. You may be working through the process of medical treatments, medical bills, the inability to work, or pain and suffering. The following are the steps you can take if you believe your ovarian cancer or mesothelioma is a result of talcum powder.
Follow Medical Advice
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma that you believe is a result of talcum powder or talc-containing products, you should make sure to follow all of your doctor’s advice. If appropriate, seek out a second opinion regarding any treatments that are proposed. Your health is the most important thing, and you should make it a priority over everything else. Follow all the protocols set up by your doctor, nurse, or another medical professional. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer, you may have to go through rigorous medical treatments and testing. Make sure to always follow your doctor’s advice.
Begin to collect all documentation regarding your ovarian cancer or mesothelioma. Make a record of all doctors’ visits and medical procedures. Make sure to have a record of all diagnostic testing that was done and all results. Document all lost wages and missed work due to your diagnosis and treatment. Keep a diary regarding any of your pain and suffering, emotional state, physical symptoms, and any other information that would relate to your medical condition. As you begin to collect documentation, contact the attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 307-3113 to help you understand what documentation proves the most beneficial in these types of cases.
Documentation of Talcum Powder Use
If you suspect that your diagnosis of ovarian cancer or mesothelioma was a result of talcum powder use, you should document all information regarding how you used or were exposed to talcum powder or talc-containing products throughout your life. If you have any receipts of purchase, witness testimony, or other first-hand accounts, begin to keep a notebook to document as much information regarding your use of talcum powder as possible. Having a strong foundation of talcum powder use can build a solid case in court regarding the connection between your talcum powder use, and your diagnosis of either ovarian cancer or mesothelioma.
If you believe that your ovarian cancer or mesothelioma is a result of talcum powder, you are not alone. Since 1971, scientists have suspected that there is a link between talc-containing products and these kinds of cancers. As a result, thousands of lawsuits have been brought against the talcum powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. Juries in many of these cases have agreed with the argument made that there is a connection between asbestos-containing talc and ovarian cancers and mesothelioma, leading Johnson & Johnson to pay millions in financial awards.
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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma as a result of talcum powder use, you should follow your doctor’s advice and collect all documentation regarding your condition. Then, contact the attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 307-3113 or online today to find out how to build a strong case against a talcum manufacturer such as Johnson & Johnson.