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According to the Centers for Disease Control,  3% of women are at risk of having ovarian cancer. But this percentage increases by 41% in the event that a female uses talcum powder. 

What is talcum powder?

Talcum powder is made with oxygen and magnesium. It is a type of powder that absorbs moisture. Talcum powder is specifically used to prevent moisture and friction, which could lead to rashes and infection. There are currently warnings on talcum powder bottles warning users to keep the powder away from women’s and men’s genitals. Talcum powder is best known for its use as baby powder.

Using talcum powder increases a woman’s chance of having ovarian cancer by 41%. Several studies had shown that the powder was entering through the vaginal opening, and affecting the uterus and cervix. The powder then migrates to the fallopian tubes and ovaries, which years later became cancerous.

What products contain talcum powder?

 The majority of cosmetic products contain talcum powder, including:

  • Baby powder
  • Eyeshadow
  • Deodorant
  • Medication
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen

Why should I file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit?

When you file a lawsuit, you have the right to get compensated for the bills and expenses that you suffered. For example, in the event that you have been diagnosed with cancer, you have the right to get compensated for your medical bills, along with any time you took off work. 

But, it takes a highly qualified attorney to make sure that you are well represented. It could be very difficult to prove a talcum powder cancer lawsuit, especially because the product manufacturers may point to other causes of cancer. Our attorneys recommend that you speak to us immediately in the event that you suspect the cancer was caused by talcum powder. 

What are the different brands of talcum powder?

Below are some product manufacturers that have been manufacturing talcum powder, and have been involved in cancer lawsuits.

  • Shower to Shower
  • Johnson’s Baby Powder
  • Gold Bond Medicated Powder
  • Nivea Pure Talc
  • Clubman Pinaud Powder
  • McKesson Baby Powder

What are the symptoms of talcum-related cancer?

Below are some symptoms associated with ovarian cancer that could point to something serious.

  • Weight loss
  • Constant urination
  • Inability to eat
  • Constipation
  • Bloating
  • Swelling

What type of cancers does talcum powder cause?

There are several different types of cancers associated with talcum powder. The most common types of cancers include:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Vaginal cancer
  • Fallopian tube cancer
  • Cervical cancer
  • Uterine cancer

Are there current talcum powder lawsuits?

There have been thousands of talcum powder lawsuits within the last several decades, especially against Johnson & Johnson.

Who is responsible for my talcum powder lawsuit?

In any talcum powder lawsuit, the product manufacturer is responsible for the injuries or illnesses caused by the product. In a mass torts lawsuit, the plaintiff, which is the party filing the lawsuit, alleges that the product manufacturer failed to warn of the dangers of the product. 

Does talcum powder have FDA approval?

Talcum powder is considered to be baby powder, and baby powder is considered cosmetic rather than medication. This means that the Federal Drug Administration does not review or approve the products. 

Who can file a baby powder lawsuit?

 There are two types of people that could file a lawsuit for talcum powder:

  • The user: this is usually the women that have used talcum powder and have suffered damage to their ovaries or fallopian tubes.
  • The family member:  in the event that use of the talcum powder has caused death, the family member could file a lawsuit on behalf of the deceased. This is referred to as a wrongful death lawsuit. In a wrongful death lawsuit, a family member alleges that the defendant caused the deceased to pass away, and could get compensated for expenses such as funeral and burial costs. 

When should I file my talcum powder lawsuit?

Each state has a different statute of limitations and time limit on when you could file your talcum powder lawsuit. That is why it depends on the circumstances of your injuries, and the state that you are located in. For more information, you should contact our California mass tort attorneys to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

Keep in mind that once the statute of limitations expires, you do not have the ability to file a lawsuit. You will lose your right to file a lawsuit if you have not filed it properly and timely. 

How can I prove a talcum powder lawsuit?

Usually, talcum powder lawsuits are filed under a product’s liability lawsuit. A product liability lawsuit alleges that a product has a defect, and the manufacturer was aware or should have been aware of the dangerousness.

There are several different defects that you could assert in a product liability lawsuit, which include design defects, manufacturing defects, and failure to warrant defects. In this talcum powder circumstance, the product liability lawsuit will most likely allege a failure to warn defect. A plaintiff must show that the manufacturer knew or should have known of the dangerousness of the talcum powder and the cancer that it caused, yet took no steps to remedy it. 

Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Compensation

There are different types of compensation you can receive, which may include:

  • Medical expenses: these are the medical treatments and expenses associated with treating cancer caused by talcum powder. This includes any past treatments, and any future treatments, such as medication or rehabilitation that you may need.
  • Lost wages: these are the wages that you missed out on when you took time off work.
  • Lost income: this is the loss of income caused by cancer since you may not be able to return back to your previous position.
  • Pain and suffering:  this takes into account the emotional trauma associated with being diagnosed with cancer.

In a wrongful death lawsuit,  you could recover the below damages:

  • Loss of consortium
  • Funeral expenses
  • Burial expenses
  • Loss of income by the decedent

Baby Powder Lawsuit Attorneys

Although the Federal Drug Administration may not have reported the dangers of talcum powder, our attorneys are available to help our clients every step of the way in the event that they have been diagnosed with cancer after using talcum powder. 

Our product liability attorneys are available 24/7 to discuss the legal options that you may have. Give our attorneys at Heidari law a call today to discuss.