Grand Junction Talcum Powder Lawyer
Killian Davis Richter & Mayle, P.C. is currently accepting talcum baby powder induced cancer cases in Colorado. If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer, call our firm today. We can help determine whether your cancer was caused by the talcum powder manufacturer’s negligent actions.
Across the country, talcum powder lawsuits are being filed against Johnson & Johnson – as well as other manufacturers – after multiple studies have linked the use of talc to ovarian cancer.
What is Talc and How Can It Cause Cancer?
Talc is a mineral that is made up of silicon, magnesium and oxygen. In powdered form, talc is extremely effective at absorbing moisture and reducing friction – properties that make talcum powder a widely used ingredient in cosmetic and consumer products. Johnson & Johnson has been manufacturing and marketing talcum powder products for use with babies since the early 1900’s.
However, when used for feminine hygiene purposes, talcum powder has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. In fact several studies have shown that the use of Talc products for this purpose can increase a woman’s chance of ovarian cancer by as much as 36 percent.
When talcum powder, like that found in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and shower-to-shower, is used in the genital area, talc particles can travel to and embed themselves in the ovaries. These embedded particles can cause significant inflammation that leads to cancerous tumors forming.
It is recommended that all women who currently use talc powder in this area, discontinue the practice immediately, regardless of any cancer diagnosis.
Why are lawsuits being filed against Johnson & Johnson?
Johnson & Johnson has known about the link between talc and ovarian cancer for decades and did nothing to warn the public or it’s customers about the dangers. Some reports claim that over 30 studies have demonstrated the link to cancer since 1971. In addition, both the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute consider talc to be a risk factor for ovarian cancer. Despite all the evidence, no warnings were ever present on the labels. In fact, just the opposite. Johnson & Johnson has continued marketing talcum products directly to women for use in the genital area, on sanitary napkins, and were even used on condoms.
What Can I Recover in a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
Women who were injured by the use of talcum powder may recover significant compensation. This include compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of earnings, and even funeral expenses – in the event that the ovarian cancer proved fatal. Because of the nature of this case, judges have been inclined to award significant punitive damages as well. In early 2016, the family of Jacqueline Fox was awarded $72 million for the role Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder played in her fatal case of ovarian cancer – $62 million of which was for punitive damages.
If you or someone you love were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and ever used talcum powder, please, call the talcum powder lawyers at Killian, Davis, Richter & Mayle, P.C. Our experienced, caring staff can help get the compensation you deserve.