New York Talc Ovarian Cancer Lawyer
Talcum powder is a well-known household product that thousands of women have used over the years. Johnson & Johnson and other major talc product manufacturers have always advertised these items as safe and effective for moisture and odor reduction. Mothers use talcum powder on infants and on themselves for a variety of purposes. Studies have recently found connections between talc and ovarian cancer, leading to many lawsuits. The New York City personal injury attorneys at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP can help women and their families seek compensation for ovarian cancer that developed as a result of talcum powder usage.
The Link Between Talc and Cancer
Many people, both women and men, use talcum powder between the legs and on the upper thighs to prevent chafing and absorb moisture. Talc may also appear on condoms, diaphragms, and sanitary napkins. For years, women have used talc products in these ways without any manufacturer warnings of the possible risks of ovarian cancer. Yet several studies in the past decade have pointed to a link between talc products and the development of tumors in the ovaries and uterus.
It is difficult to prove talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer. While some studies show a link, others do not. Some statistics, such as a report that found 63% of women with ovarian cancer had used talc for feminine hygiene, involve too many other factors to serve as undeniable proof. One theory about how talcum powder may cause ovarian cancer is that the particles travel through the pelvic region to the ovaries, leading to inflammation. This in turn leads to the development of cancerous tumors.
In 2016, Johnson & Johnson faced three lawsuits from women claiming the company’s talc products caused ovarian cancer. The courts ruled in favor of at least one of the plaintiffs who passed away from ovarian cancer allegedly stemming from using the company’s products. The plaintiff’s attorney claimed Johnson & Johnson knew of the risks associated with using talcum powder for feminine hygiene but failed to issue warning labels on the products. The jury awarded a $72 million for their damages.
Find Out If You Have Grounds for a Talc Lawsuit
Successful jury awards in cases of ovarian cancer linked to Johnson & Johnson talcum powder has given hope to hundreds of other women with cancer diagnoses.
To find out whether you have grounds to file a lawsuit or join a mass tort regarding talc products, or mesothelioma caused by talc powder call our firm at (833) SAM-N-DAN. Our New York City offices have experience helping clients pursue compensation for talc- and asbestos-related harms. We understand how these lawsuits work in New York, and we want to help you and your family achieve the greatest possible compensation for your damages. Our firm could be the difference your case needs. Contact us online to request your consultation.