Talcum Body Powder Lawsuits Are Now Being Accepted By the Whitley Law Firm
Talc-Based Powder Products Could Cause Ovarian Cancer
Have you used talcum powder products? Then you need to be aware of the risks that could be linked to this usage.
The mineral talc is a key ingredient in commonly used products that include:
- Baby powder (including Johnson’s® baby powder)
- Body powder (such as Shower to Shower® absorbent body powder)
- Cosmetic products
- Facial powder
While Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based baby powder has since been removed from shelves, its usage may still cause long-term problems. If you or a loved one have already been harmed by the undisclosed health hazards of these and similar products, you could have a strong reason to file a lawsuit against the careless manufacturer. You can call the Whitley Law Firm to get a free, confidential consultation. A dedicated attorney from our office can discuss your legal rights and options. If you want to assert your rights through a talcum body powder lawsuit, our experienced team of advocates is ready to wield our proven legal ability to pursue a fair outcome.
The Potential Health Risks of Talcum Powder Products
Since 1971, research has indicated that talcum powder appears to increase the risk of ovarian cancer in women. A 1982 article in the New York Times said that Johnson & Johnson might have known that its talcum powder products gave women three times the risk of having ovarian cancer. Other makers of these talc products have been accused of a failure to warnconsumers of the potential, life-threatening dangers of talcum body powders.
In fact, a 2013 study showed that women’s use of such products in their genital areas could increase their risk of ovarian cancer by 20 to 30 percent. Last year, a federal jury in South Dakota ruled that Johnson & Johnson had indeed not cautioned women of the risk of ovarian cancer developing after using their talcum body powder products.
Raleigh Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help You Seek Just Results
If you would like to learn more about these risks, and whether or not you can file a claim for compensation, do not hesitate to call the Whitley Law Firm. Don’t wait for your free, confidential case review.
If you would like an in-person appointment with one of our legal advocates, you can find an office located near you. We have offices in Bayboro, Charlotte, Greenville, Jacksonville, Kinston, New Bern, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem. You can reach us at (704) 461-1621.