Talcum Powder

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

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used a significant amount of talcum powder, often referred to as “baby powder”, please contact the attorneys at The Masters Law Firm. You may have a 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 (https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/baby-powder-manufacturer-voluntarily-recalls-products-asbestos) in a sample of Johnson and 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, we can help you receive just compensation for your injuries. Learn more about your talcum powder claim representation by calling (304) 342-3106 or (800) 342-3106 toll free.

Summertime…Fun time

Summertime in West Virginia is so special…isn’t it?  We shed the bounds of chilly weather and get out and do things that are harder or even impossible during the winter months.  The Mountain State is blessed with both natural and man-made wonders.  You already knew that, but when you have been cooped up for months you may have forgotten all that there is to see within driving distance.

Here is a list of just a handful of West Virginia’s most popular attractions: 

  1. New River Gorge Bridge (Fayetteville) 
  2. Coopers Rock State Forest (Bruceton Mills)
  3. Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (Harpers Ferry)
  4. Lost World Caverns (Lewisburg)
  5. Blackwater Falls State Park (Davis)
  6. The State Museum (Charleston)
  7. American Mountain Theater (Elkins)
  8. Cass Scenic Railroad State Park (Cass)
  9. Spruce Knob (Riverton)
  10. Seneca Rocks State Park (Seneca)

When you think about it, people travel from other states to come and visit the wonders of West Virginia.  And here they are along with many, many more right in your own backyard.  Your friends at the Masters Law Firm, proudly serving all of the amazing state of West Virginia, wish you a safe and happy summer.  Go explore!

Swimming Pool Safety

What is the best way to keep your child safe around the swimming pool this summer?  Adults may feel that they have better things to do, but nothing could be more important than to make sure that a functionally able swimmer of teenage or up be watching while children are playing in or around a swimming pool.  In the case of an infant or toddler an adult should be in the pool at arms-length at all times.  Even with older children someone of adult age should be concentrating on them at all times…not checking their cell phone.

If you are the owner of a swimming pool you must stick to a certain set of rules such as:

  • Empty blow-up pools after each use.
  • No toys that can be ridden around the pool.
  • No electrical appliances near the pool.
  • No diving in a swimming pool that is not deep enough.
  • Absolutely no running or roughhousing on the pool deck.

The Masters Law Firm serving all of West Virginia wants you to have a safe and wonderful summer.  The season is much too short, enjoy it safely and to the fullest.  And remember, if you ever need the services of the Masters Law Firm they are a phone call away from anywhere in the Mountain State at (800) 342-3106.

Celebrating Mom

May is the time to reflect on one of our most precious commodities…Mom.  Let’s face it, you would not be reading this without her.  Mom’s come in all shapes and sizes and all creeds and colors, but they all have one thing in common…an unequivocal love for their children.  Mother’s Day comes only once per year, but we believe it should be celebrated every day.

The bond that a child develops with his mother can never be severed.  She carried you and sustained you for 9 months before you ever appeared.  And when you finally did come into this world her unconditional love only grew from there.  Your mom may still be living or perhaps she has left us, but take the time to reflect on all that she did or has done for you.

Your friends at the Masters Law Firm of West Virginia celebrate Mom and hope that you have the opportunity to do the same.  Don’t put off doing something special for that most special person you will ever have in your life.  TIME is what we have to give so give it freely to your mom and pass along the love to all the moms of West Virginia and throughout the world.

All-Terrain Vehicle Safety is a Major Concern

As summer approaches, more and more people are taking to trails throughout West Virginia to enjoy their All Terrain Vehicles (ATV).  While ATV’s are a source of enjoyment for many throughout the Mountain State, unauthorized use of ATV’s can lead to serious injury or death.  That’s why the state legislature has implemented laws regarding ATV use in West Virginia.  If you are going to be riding an ATV this summer, be sure to know the laws and regulations regarding ATV usage.

This is especially true for West Virginia’s teenage drivers.  No one may operate an ATV With a passenger under the age of eighteen, unless the operator has at a minimum a level two intermediate driver’s license or its equivalent or is eighteen years of age or older.

Also, an ATV is meant to operate at speeds of 25MPH or less.

The American Association of Pediatrics recommends that the US. Consumer Product Safety Commission “reject the manufacture of a transitional, ‘youth model’ ATV for 14- to 16-year-olds that is capable of traveling at speeds up to 38 miles per hour.  James Perrin, president of the AAP, went a bit further, saying that “Children are not developmentally capable of operating these heavy, complex machines. The American Academy of Pediatrics warns all parents that no child under the age of 16 should drive or ride an ATV.” The Masters Law Firm of Charleston West Virginia wants you to stay safe on ATV’s and other 4-wheelers this spring and summer.  If you need their assistance please call them at 1-800-342-3106.