If you are a woman who has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer who has used baby products or feminine hygiene products with talcum, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the product manufacturers.
Talcum baby powder contains minerals including magnesium, silicon and hydrogen. Although it has been used for year to prevent rashes, as well as in coating and lubrication in industrial purposes, it has been found that talcum powder increases the risk of ovarian cancer. This is because it can travel from fallopian tubes to the ovaries, with up to 10% of ovarian cases linked to talcum powder products.
The big news is that Johnson and Johnson, as well as other baby powder producers, have known about these health risks since the 1970s. There have been successful cases of women filing lawsuits against these manufacturers, including one family who was awarded $72 million in the death of a woman who used feminine hygiene products with talcum who later died of cancer.
Here is some helpful information if you’re thinking of filing a lawsuit:
- Review your medical records and send them to a talcum ovarian cancer expert to determine your cause of illness.
- Those who are ill, as well as family of those who become ill are eligible.
- Most of these cases are handled as Multi-District Litigation cases.
- There are time limits in some states as to how long you have to file these lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer due to talcum powder, the legal professionals at Shaw Cowart LLP are prepared to fight for your rights and obtain a just resolution for your case. Call us today at 512-499-8900 or fill out our contact form.