Anderson Women Who Used Talcum Powder Could Develop Ovarian Cancer
Johnson’s Baby Powder has been around since the turn of the 20th century, and the after-bath product has been marketed not just for children, but also for women. Since the 1970’s, women have used talcum powder products, specifically developed by Johnson & Johnson in most cases, as a body odor-neutralizer after a shower or bath. However, recent medical studies have begun to link talcum powder use to ovarian cancer in women.
Since the first ovarian cancer study was published in 1992, many researchers have examined the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, and believe that the cause is trace amounts of asbestos. When talc is mined for talcum powder, it is found in or near deposits of asbestos, which after-bath product manufacturers claim is filtered out successfully. However, the rates of ovarian cancer are unfortunate testimony that even the most trace amounts of asbestos built up in the body over time can cause cancer.
South Carolina Women With Ovarian Cancer Due to Talcum Powder Should File for Personal Injury
At least one study confirmed that daily use of talcum powder or baby powder products can increase the risk of ovarian cancer by 41% due to the asbestos content. In 2013, one of the personal injury cases against Johnson & Johnson was ruled in favor of the plaintiff, but despite the growing number of lawsuits and increasing body of evidence that talcum powder is dangerous, the products still do not feature a warning label about the potential risk of ovarian cancer.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer include:
- Abdominal discomfort or pain,
- Gas, indigestion, pressure, swelling, bloating, or cramps in the stomach or intestines,
- Feeling full even after a light meal,
- Nausea, diarrhea, or constipation,
- Frequent urination,
- Unexplained weight loss/gain,
- Persistent, unexplained fatigue, and/or
- Pain during intercourse.
I Developed Ovarian Cancer and I Believe It Was Caused by Talcum Powder
If you used talcum powder daily or almost daily for years and have since been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be eligible to file a personal injury case against the manufacturer for their defective product. The South Carolina defective product personal injury attorneys at the Strom Law Firm can help. We offer a free case evaluation to discuss the timeline of your injury, so contact us today.