Talcum Powder Claim
Experienced Trial Lawyers Fight on Your Behalf
The main ingredient in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Shower to Shower products in is talcum powder. Although Johnson & Johnson has been aware of the risks associated with talcum powder for decades, the general public has only just become aware of it. Talcum powder has been linked to endometrial, ovarian, and uterine cancer when used in the genital area. It has also been linked to respiratory cancers such as mesothelioma and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC).
At Heard Law Firm, PLLC, our skilled trial attorneys can aggressively advocate on your behalf. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer due to the use of talcum powder, you could be eligible for compensation. Our firm can thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your case and fight to hold the manufacturer of the talc-containing product responsible for your injuries.
Contact Heard Law Firm, PLLC today for more information about your legal options. We can put nearly six decades of legal experience to work on your behalf.
Statistics Related to Talc and Ovarian Cancer
When applied to the genital area, talc can travel through the vagina and into the female reproductive organs. They body is unable to effectively get rid of the talc particles and as a result, many talc particles implant in the organs. Once this happens, healthy cells mutate and turn into cancerous masses.
The statistics involving talc are astounding:
- It is estimated that 1 in 53 women who use talc will develop ovarian cancer.
- It is estimated that an additional 2,500 talc-using are women diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year.
As a result, approximately 1,500 women die yearly from ovarian cancer caused by talc. Although the risks have been known for several decades, manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson continue to market their talc-containing products as a regular part of a freshening up routine.