If a doctor diagnosed you with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer after you used or experienced long-term exposure to talcum powder, you can file a talcum powder lawsuit. A successful claim or lawsuit requires you to establish a definitive link between your talcum powder use or exposure and your ovarian cancer or mesothelioma.
The team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you establish a link between your diagnosis and talcum powder use and recover the compensation you deserve.
Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer
If a doctor diagnosed you with ovarian cancer, and you regularly used talcum powder in the past, you may have heard of the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder products. A 1999 study in the International Journal of Cancer states that talcum powder may cause cancer in the ovaries and the peritoneal areas if talcum powder particles were applied to the genital area or sanitary napkins.
A 1971 study titled Talc and Carcinoma of the Ovary and Cervix, discussed how researchers found talc particles in ovarian cancer tissue. Researchers linked ovarian tumors to using talcum powder and talc products, which can contain asbestos (a known carcinogen).
Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest talcum powder manufacturers, was aware for decades that its talcum powder products contained asbestos. Hundreds of women who used the talcum powder products for years and developed ovarian cancer have filed lawsuits against talc manufacturers for their illnesses. Many juries agree that Johnson & Johnson should have warned the public about the asbestos in their products. The multidistrict litigation concerning talcum powder contains over 13,000 lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson.
If a doctor diagnosed you with ovarian cancer and you have a history of using talcum powder products on your genitals as a feminine hygiene product, you may meet talcum powder lawsuit criteria. Contacting Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 can help you make the determination if you have a strong case and help preserve your legal rights.
Diagnosis of Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma results from the inhalation of asbestos particles. Mesothelioma is common amongst workers who install insulation such as: factory employees, railroad and automotive workers, shipbuilders, gas mask manufacturers, construction workers, and plumbers. Family members can also develop mesothelioma from secondhand exposure.
The constant inhalation of talcum powder puts these people at a higher risk for mesothelioma. The microscopic asbestos fibers lodge within the lining of the lungs and can cause damage to the cells, resulting in mesothelioma. If a doctor diagnosed you with mesothelioma and have a history of talcum powder exposure, you may have a strong case to file a talcum powder lawsuit.
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Contact A Talcum Powder Lawsuit Lawyer
If your doctor diagnosed you with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma and you are unsure if you can file a talcum powder lawsuit, contact our attorneys immediately. We can help you determine if your risk of developing these cancers was a result of using talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product or of exposure to talcum powder products while at work. If we take on your case, we will build a compelling claim on your behalf and determine the compensation to which you may be entitled. Please contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 for your free case evaluation today. We work on a contingency basis, which means you pay us nothing unless you recover compensation in your case.