Did You Develop Ovarian Cancer After Talc Use?
Philadelphia Talcum Powder Attorneys Represent Women in Product Liability Claims
Talcum powder, which has been marketed for decades as a feminine hygiene product, has been linked to serious side effects, including the development of ovarian cancer. There have been substantial verdicts across the country against Johnson & Johnson and other companies where juries have looked at evidence which showed that the companies knew about these dangers for many years. However, despite these known risks, these companies continued to market talc specifically to women as a feminine hygiene product. If you used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower to Shower Powder regularly on your genital area and later developed ovarian cancer, then you may be able to file a talcum powder lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson.
Led by shareholder Nancy Winkler, the attorneys at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., are currently investigating talcum powder claims. If you have questions, then contact us today. Our talcum powder lawyers can help you determine whether you have grounds for this kind of product liability lawsuit.
Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
Talc is a soft mineral that has moisture-absorbent properties when ground into a fine powder. However, even though it is soft, the individual components of talc, including magnesium and silicon, are hard and difficult to break down. When talcum powder is applied to the genitals, tiny particles of these elements can become lodged in the uterus or ovaries. The body generally cannot expel or break down these particles, so they can remain in the tissue for years.
According to multiple studies over the course of almost 40 years, these small particles can lead to the development of cancerous tissue or tumors over time. This cancer can take years to develop and can be easy to misdiagnose.
Studies as early as the 1970s demonstrate this link. However, Johnson & Johnson and other talcum powder manufacturers ignored the risks. Instead of warning women of the dangers of cancer, they continued to encourage customers to use talc as a feminine hygiene product for use in the genital area.
What Are the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?
Ovarian cancer is often easy to misdiagnose because the early symptoms are usually mild. Sometimes, women experience no symptoms at all until the cancer progresses to a later stage. The longer ovarian cancer develops without a diagnosis, the more difficult it is to treat.
Some common symptoms of ovarian cancer include:
- Abdominal or pelvic pain
- Loss of appetite
- Frequent urination
- Heartburn or nausea
- Back pain
- Menstrual changes
These symptoms are easy to ignore or dismiss as minor ailments. As a result, many physicians fail to test for ovarian cancer, decreasing the effectiveness of the treatment once it is caught.
Can I File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
Johnson & Johnson and other companies are currently facing hundreds of lawsuits from women and their families who have suffered devastating injuries and losses. Among other things, these lawsuits claim that manufacturers intentionally misled customers into believing talc was safe for genital use. Some of the specific products named in these lawsuits include:
- Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder
- Shower to Shower Body Powder
If you used either Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower to Shower Powder regularly as a feminine hygiene product on your genital area and later received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, then you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. Our Philadelphia attorneys are currently investigating product liability lawsuits for women who have developed ovarian cancer from talcum powder. We can investigate your situation and advise you on your right to file a claim.
Contact Our Talc Attorneys for a Free Initial Consultation
If you have questions about talcum powder lawsuits or believe you may have a case, then the attorneys at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., would like to speak with you. Call (215) 546-6636 or contact us online now to schedule a free initial consultation.