Talcum powder is a mineral that has been used in baby powder, cosmetics, and other consumer products for decades, including products marketed as "feminine hygiene" products. In recent years, the use of talcum powder has been linked to an increase in ovarian cancer among women.
If you or a loved one has developed ovarian cancer after using a talc-based product, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, our San Antonio talcum powder litigation lawyers have been holding companies accountable for defective products since 1990.
To learn more about your legal options, call (210) 774-6445 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation.
Talcum Powder & Increased Cancer Risk
Talcum powder can be found in a number of different products, including:
- Vaginal deodorants
- Sanitary napkins
Problems can arise because talc does not naturally break down in the body. This can lead to irritation, which can lead to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. In fact, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified talcum body powder as "possibly carcinogenic to humans." Despite all of the evidence, major manufacturers of talcum-based body powder, such as Johnson & Johnson, continue to claim that their products are safe for all labeled uses. When a corporation's product is the likely culprit behind a serious medical diagnosis, it is important to hold them accountable.
Contact Our Attorneys for Help with Your Product Liability Claim
If you are concerned that a product containing talcum powder contributed to a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, speak with us. Contact us online or call (210) 774-6445 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation.