An ever-growing amount of evidence is piling up that would suggest that using talcum powder in your genital area can increase your odds of developing ovarian cancer if you’re a woman. If you use talcum powder consistently over the years, your odds of developing ovarian cancer increase and you may be able to file a talcum powder lawsuit.
Does Baby Powder Cause Cancer?
Talcum powder and baby powder are both made from talc. Talc is a mineral made up of magnesium, oxygen, and silicon. The structure is similar to asbestos, which is a known carcinogen.
When the talc is ground up to make talcum and/or baby powder, the mineral will absorb and moisture to reduce friction. The problem is that if you are a woman and use talcum powder on your genitals, these talc particles easily can migrate into your vagina and from there into your ovaries where they are then trapped. The trapped particles may cause inflammation, which may lead to the growth of cancer cells.
The 7 Factors Needed to File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit
The criteria necessary to determine if you can file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit include:
Your cancer must be a type of ovarian cancer or Invasive Fallopian Tube Cancer.
You must have used baby powder daily within four (4) years of minimum use.
You must have used Johnson & Johnson baby powder.
You must have dusted your genital area with the baby powder.
You must have a positive biopsy that shows evidence of talcum powder.
You must not have a genetic disorder predisposing you to ovarian cancer such as BRCA 1 gene or BRCA 2 gene.
Diagnosis occurred post-2005 (or have a surgical pathology report).
What Else Do I Need To Know About the Talcum Powder Lawsuits?
The majority of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are between the ages of 40 and 60. Talcum powder is not a prescription, and you can purchase it over-the-counter in many stores. Johnson & Johnson is the most recognized and used brand of talcum and/or baby powder.
As in most defective product lawsuits, especially those that are based on faulty drugs, if you were harmed, there’s generally a prescription, pharmacy record, or other evidence that proves you purchased and used the product.
However, in the Johnson & Johnson talcum powder lawsuits that evidence doesn’t exist. Instead, either you or a surviving family member must testify that the use of talcum powder was a habit and that you usually used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder and not another brand.
Can A Talcum Powder Lawyer Help Me?
The product liability lawyers at The Jeffcoat Firm in Columbia, South Carolina, can assist you if you or a loved one was harmed by the use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder.
There have been numerous lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson by both the victim of ovarian cancer or their families who are looking for monetary compensation for ovarian cancer that was caused by this obviously dangerous product. You may be due to a settlement, and our attorneys can help you.
The talcum powder lawyers at The Jeffcoat Firm in Columbia, South Carolina, offer free consultations so we can evaluate your individual circumstances and advise you of the next steps that may be legally available to you so you can receive all the monetary compensation you may deserve for your ovarian cancer.