January 12, 2015
Multiple scientific studies have indicated that Talcum powder may increase the risk of ovarian cancer when used by women for personal perineal hygiene. Johnson & Johnson has been accused of failing to warn consumers of the risks associated with using this product. It is estimated that the risk of a woman developing ovarian cancer may increase by 30% due to the regular use of talcum powder in the genital area.
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used talc-based baby powder or body powder products, you may need the services of an experienced Edwardsville personal injury attorney.
One of the pharmaceutical companies responsible for manufacturing talc products, Johnson & Johnson, was once a trusted household name. However, an attorney for the company has admitted company executives have known about the association between talcum powder and ovarian cancer for years, but did not deem the risk to be significant enough to require a warning label. This same company has past litigation concerning other products such as Tylenol, Bausch & Lomb contact lenses and Depuy Hip replacement parts.
So what do you do if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of talc product use? The two people of most help to you in this situation are your doctor and an attorney. Schedule an appointment with your primary care physician to go over your concerns, your medical history, and your current health. Then, contact an Edwardsville personal injury attorney who specializes in personal injury cases, particularly one who has experience with cases related to defective products.
The professionals at Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., are handling claims on behalf of women harmed by the use of talcum powder, and holding the pharmaceutical companies responsible for their suffering. Contact us today to get started.