Were You Put At Risk Of Cancer?
Over the years, studies have indicated that talcum powder poses a significant risk of ovarian cancer for women who use products containing the ingredient. Despite allegedly knowing about this potential link, Johnson & Johnson produced and marketed products to women for uses that increased this risk.
If you or a loved one has developed ovarian cancer after prolonged exposure to talcum powder-based products, attorney Paul Dominguez can assist you in bringing a claim for damages. Our firm is dedicated to making sure that manufacturers of dangerous products are held accountable for the harm that they cause.
Dangers Of Talcum Powder Use
Many products specifically targeted toward feminine hygiene care contain talcum powder, including Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Shower to Shower powder, as well as Walmart’s Equate powder. These products are commonly used by women to control temperature and odors near the genital area. For over 40 years, various studies have shown that talc particles from these products may move through the vagina and into a woman’s fallopian tubes, increasing the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
Although there is an ongoing debate regarding the seriousness of this risk, no studies have been able to definitively prove the use of talcum powder to be completely safe. Since the first study indicated the association between talc and ovarian cancer in 1971, companies have failed to take any significant action or include proper warnings to consumers. As a result, people who have developed ovarian or fallopian cancer after the use of such products have resorted to legal action.
Manufacturers Have A Responsibility To Provide Safe Products
Despite apparent strong indications of a connection between the use of talcum power products and an increased propensity for ovarian cancer, Johnson & Johnson, as well as other manufacturers, failed to warn women regarding the risk of using these products close to the genital area or on sanitary napkins and condoms.
Someone who is diagnosed with ovarian cancer will need long-term treatment, as well as ongoing monitoring. Depending on various factors, this disease may even be fatal. Pursuing proper legal action against a responsible party may help victims with medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages associated with their illness.
Seek Guidance On Your Situation
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer following long-term talcum powder use, we will help you determine whether the manufacturer is liable for your suffering and what legal options you have.
We serve Los Ranchos and the Albuquerque area, as well as victims across New Mexico.
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