New Jersey Talc Ovarian Cancer Lawyer
If you recently found out that you or someone you love has ovarian cancer, you might wonder if there is any causal link with the use of talcum powder products. Talking to a knowledgeable New Jersey talc ovarian cancer lawyer from Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, can help you answer this question. We can investigate your case, review your rights, and help you go up against major talc product manufacturers (including Johnson & Johnson) in pursuit of damage recovery, if possible. Our New Jersey firm has the experience, resources, and expertise to help you through every step of the legal process.
The Relationship Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer
When mining for talc, a silky clay mineral, miners often come close to deposits of asbestos. Asbestos is one of the most dangerous carcinogenic minerals on earth, with proven connections to several types of cancers and diseases. The two minerals can share deposit areas and expose miners to risks of asbestos inhalation. While experts believe that talc by itself is harmless if asbestos contaminates talc, anything manufacturers make with the tainted talc could be carcinogenic.
Scientific evidence possibly connecting talcum powder with ovarian cancer dates to the 1960s. To this day, however, federal organizations such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will not confirm this link. Instead, the FDA issues regulations requiring talcum powder manufacturers to carefully screen the talc for traces of asbestos prior to releasing the item to the public. Sadly, this has not been enough to prevent cases of talc-related ovarian cancer.
For decades, women have used talcum powder products such as baby powder and body/bath powders for personal hygiene. One of the most popular ways women use talcum powder is between the legs, to reduce moisture and prevent odors and chafing. These same women are now coming forward with allegations that this use of talcum powder products has caused or contributed to the development of ovarian cancers – possibly due to the presence of asbestos.
If baby powder did contain microscopic particles of asbestos, applying it to the genital area could result in absorption of asbestos through the vagina and into the fallopian tubes and ovaries. Talcum powder particles on diaphragms, condoms, and sanitary napkins might also implant asbestos into the female reproductive system. Over the course of 10 to 30 years, the presence of asbestos in these organs could lead to the development of ovarian cancer. If you were recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and believe it to be linked with talc powder usage, consult a reliable New Jersey personal injury attorney experienced in these types of cases.
Talk to a Dedicated New Jersey Talc Ovarian Cancer Attorney
Ovarian cancer has been the number one cause of talcum powder lawsuits throughout America. While personal injury claims have held that talc products also cause other injuries, including mesothelioma, ovarian cancer has the most scientific evidence and prior cases supporting a possible link. If you have ovarian cancer or a close relative died from this disease in New Jersey and you have reason to believe the use of talcum powder contributed, contact a New Jersey mesothelioma lawyer at our firm. We can discuss your potential lawsuit in more detail during a free, confidential consultation.
Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, is a trusted law firm that has had the honor of representing hundreds of men and women in lawsuits against prominent product manufacturers. If you need to file a claim or join a class action against Johnson & Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, or another major company due to talc-related cancer, we have the experience you need. Learn more during your free case evaluation. Call (833) 726-6326 or contact us online to speak with a qualified New Jersey talc ovarian cancer lawyer today.