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Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer LawsuitsMachi and Associates are reviewing claims on behalf of women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder. Several studies have linked talcum powder to ovarian cancer. Some manufacturers were aware of the risks as early as 1982, but still marketed their products for daily use.

According to cancer.org:

In its natural form, some talc contains asbestos, a substance known to cause cancers in and around the lungs when inhaled (see our document Asbestos). All talcum products used in homes in the United States have been asbestos-free since the 1970s.

Most concerns about a possible link between talcum powder and cancer have been focused on:

Whether people who have long-term exposure to natural talc fibers at work, such as talc miners, are at higher risk of lung cancer from breathing them in.
Whether women who apply talcum powder regularly in the genital area have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

It has been suggested that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries if the powder particles (applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or condoms) were to travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovary.

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer.

If you or a loved one has suffered due to regular use of talcum powder products, contact the Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Attorneys at Machi and Associates today for a free consultation. Our attorneys will respond quickly to discuss your potential lawsuit. We will aggressively fight for your right to a fair settlement or recovery for the injuries or death caused by any defective device or product.

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