Simien & Simien is investigating claims for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder.
Eulis Simien, of the law offices of Simien & Simien, said of their investigations of cases of ovarian cancers and baby powder, "If a woman is suffering from ovarian cancer and is about to have surgery, there are important things she needs to know. If she had long term use of baby powders as a child or even as an adult, that may be the cause of her cancer. . . . Upon removal, the tissues should be preserved for examination. It may be possible to find particles of talc in the tissue and link it tocertain ovarian cancers."
Have you been diagnosed with ovarian cancer? Talcum or baby powder may be the cause and you could be eligible for compensation.
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Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer Statistics
Talcum Powder, or talc, is a household item that is sold globally for use in cosmetics and personal hygiene products. The powder has been linked to ovarian cancer and is in the identical 2B category in theInternational Agency for Research on Cancer listing as coffee and mobile phones. At our firm we believe that when corporations knowingly distribute carcinogens to consumers, they must be held accountable for the repercussions, and pay for the losses and damages they have caused.
.... some individuals have a 33 percent increased chance of developing ovarian cancer...
Numerous studies dating as far back as the 1970s reveal a link between the perineal use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. According to the National Institutes of Health, women that use talcum powder on a weekly basis have a 33 percent increased chance of developing ovarian cancer.
Furthermore, the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program reported that on January 1, 2009, nearly 182, 758 women had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the United States.
Research by the National Institutes of Health found that when talc is applied to the perineal area it increases the likelihood of talc particles reaching the ovaries. These particles may remain there for years without disintegrating, which causes inflammation and creates an environment conductive to the growth of cancerous cells.
Recent Talc Powder Lawsuit
In the recent case of Deane Berg v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, Case No. 09-4179. Deane Berg, a South Dakota woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder products for thirty years, sued the company in federal court. The jury found that Ms. Berg’s cancer was in fact linked to her use of talcum powder. Ms. Berg’s success legal action was against Johnson & Johnson and the talc mining companies Luzenac America and Rio Tinto Materials.
Talcum Powder Side Effects
For decades, talc has been used in baby powders and other feminine products, while many studies are demonstrating harmful side effects, including cancer. Interestingly enough, as of 2013, talcum powder is still considered safe for cosmetic and personal use by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Some forms of cancer linked to talcum, with evidence found in studies include:
According to Harvard researchers, postmenopausal women using talcum powder in their genital areas once a week have an increased chance of developing endometrial cancer, or cancer of the womb.
According to MedlinePlus, if you work in a location where you regularly inhale talc, you are at a greater risk of developing lung problems, or cancer. However, a link between cosmetic use involving talc inhalation and lung cancer has not been positively established.
According to the Cancer Prevention Coalition, using feminine hygiene products which contain talc put women at a higher risk for ovarian cancer. This occurs when the talc travels through the reproductive system and lodges itself into the lining of the ovaries.
Women having a surgical procedure related to ovarian cancer, and that have a history of childhood or long term use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder, should have their tissue samples maintained. By doing so, we may be able to establish a link between the talc powders to your ovarian cancer.
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