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Talcum powder

On Behalf of | Nov 9, 2019 | Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Product Liability |

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or have experienced adverse effects as a result of using talcum powder – sometimes referred to as “talc powder” – please contact the attorneys at The Masters Law Firm, L.C.. You may have a valid talcum powder claim.

Talcum powder, or baby powder, is commonly used by mothers to reduce diaper rash in babies as well as a means of personal hygiene for women. This decades old practice is dangerous. Unfortunately, recent studies and the American Cancer Society report that the use of talcum powder around the genital area or perineum may increase the risk of ovarian cancer. The FDA recently confirmed the presence of asbestos in a sample of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder. The presence of asbestos may contribute to the development of ovarian cancer from the use of baby powder.

In addition, the inhalation of significant amounts of talcum dusting powder can cause acute or chronic lung irritation, also known as talcosis. Long-term exposure to talc fibers in work environments, such as talc mines, can also attribute to higher risks of lung cancer.

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used baby powder, we can guide you through the process of filing a product liability or wrongful death claim, and help to see that you are justly compensated for your suffering.

At The Masters Law Firm, L.C., we can help you receive just compensation for your injuries. Learn more about your talcum powder claim representation by calling 304-371-7894.