Ovarian Cancer Talcum Powder Lawsuits
The affilated lawyers of BickersLaw.com is reviewing claims on behalf of ladies who have developed ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder near the genitals.
Since 1971, more than 20 studies have linked talc powder to ovarian cancer, and, in 2003, an analysis of 16 of these studies found that ladies using talcum powder were 33 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer. It has been alleged that Johnson & Johnson, the maker of popular talc-based powders, including Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower, knew about the ovarian cancer risk since at least 1982, but failed to warn ladies using these products.
Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
For quite a long time, analysts have been studying the potential connection between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. It is trusted that talc powder, when utilized close to the private parts, can go to the ovaries and get to be inserted in the ovarian tissue. While talc powder is a characteristic mineral, it is extremely troublesome for the body to expel the particles and, subsequently, irritation may happen and dangerous tumors may form.
The first publication to suggest that talc may cause ovarian cancer was published in 1971 in the medical journal The Lancet. In the study, researchers discovered that a majority of ovarian tumors had talc particles “deeply embedded” in them. Then, in 1982, researchersfound that ladies using talcum powder during ovulation were at a 92 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. During the next three decades, an additional 21 studies were performed on talc powder, and almost all of these studies found that ladies using these products near their genitals were at an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer.
To date, both the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society consider talc powder use near the private parts as a “risk factor” for ovarian cancer. Despite this possible link, Johnson & Johnson and other talc powder manufacturers have not placed warnings about this risk on their products.
Have Lawsuits Been Filed Against Johnson & Johnson?
Yes. Johnson and Johnson is confronting various individual claims documented by ladies asserting that the organization neglected to caution ladies about the danger of creating ovarian cancer when utilizing these items close to the privates. People are suing for harms identified with things like hospital expenses, lost wages, agony and enduring and, in case of death, memorial service costs.
Big Individual Victories in the Fight Over the Link Between Talc Powder and Ovarian Cancer
Individual ladies suing Johnson & Johnson have secured some major victories in their fight against the company over its claims about talc.
$55 Million: In May 2016, Gloria Ristesund was awarded $55 million by a Missouri jury since they concurred that her ovarian tumor was brought on by her continuous utilization of Johnson and Johnson’s powder. In spite of the fact that she was at that point at danger of ovarian tumor since she experienced endometriosis, her lawyers contended that her utilization of powder expanded her odds of creating ovarian growth by 200 percent.
$72 Million: In February 2016, the group of a Jacqueline Fox was awarded $72 million after a jury concurred that her day by day utilization of Johnson and Johnson’s powder throughout 35 years brought about the ovarian tumor that killed her. The jury grant $10 million for genuine harms while the other $62 million, one million for every year of her life, was granted for reformatory harms.
A noteworthy initial triumph for people suing Johnson and Johnson goes back to 2013, when a jury found that Johnson and Johnson ought to have cautioned women about the danger of creating ovarian disease when utilizing its talcum and infant powders close to the private parts. All things considered, the offended party asserted that she created ovarian tumor in the wake of utilizing Johnson and Johnson’s powder based Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower items for about 30 years.
As per the claim, Johnson and Johnson thought about the connection between powder and growth since as ahead of schedule as 1982, when a point of interest study found that women utilizing these items as hygienic powders were at a 92 percent expanded danger of creating ovarian malignancy.
Individual Suits Are Different from a Class Action
There has likewise been a class action filed against Johnson and Johnson over the talcum powder, but ladies who assert they have contracted cancer from talc powder might need to consider recording their own, different suits.
The huge distinction is that with the individual suits ladies have sought after pay for doctor’s visit expenses, torment and enduring, and lost wages, in addition to other things, yet the individuals who are a piece of the class activity are suing for just recuperation of the expense of the item, paying little respect to presence of a growth conclusion.
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If you or someone you know developed ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder, our attorneys would like to speak with you. You may be able to file a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the powder you used.