Yes, mesothelioma, the same disease caused by asbestos. The majority of talcum powder mesothelioma claims come from exposure to industrial talc used in products such as ceramics, plumbing and paint; however others have been brought, due to talcum powder being used cosmetically, or for other purposes.
The talcum powder ovarian cancer risk has been documented through numerous studies dating back to 1982. When talc products such as baby powder are applied to the genital region, talc particles can travel through the female reproductive system to the ovaries. Talc particles may remain in the ovaries for many years, causing inflammation and creating an environment conducive to the growth of cancer cells. One expert estimates that roughly 10,000 women each year develop ovarian cancer as a result of using baby powder or body powder.
Manufactureres and Products
- Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Body Powder
- Colgate-Palmolive - Cashmere Bouquet
- Imerys Talc North America - Raw talc sold to cosmetic and industrial companies
- Whittaker, Clark & Daniels - Raw talc sold to cosmetic companies
- Vanderbilt Minerals - Raw talc in industrial products
- Talc sprays such as Jeris hair spray or aerosol foot powder
- Makeup containing powdered talc
- Talc laced with asbestos, which may lead to mesothelioma
Types of Claims and Damages
In general, the lawsuits have alleged that the manufacturers were aware of the dangers of using the product, or breathing in its powder and failed to warn consumers.
An injured person can recover damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages, past and future medical treatment, loss of services of a spouse
If an injured person dies from Ovarian Cancer or Mesothelioma, due to exposure to talc, their spouse and/or family may recover damages for Wrongful Death, for the loss of that family members financial support, as well as a a Survival Claim for the injures, pain and suffering the person endured while they were alive.
If you've worked in the plumbing, paint or ceramics industry, or anywhere industrial talcum powder is used, or you've used the products listed above, or any talcum powder, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer, contact an attorney immediately, since your time to bring a claim is limited.
I have over 25 years experience successfully representing people who have been seriously injured. If you've been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, or Mesthelioma, call me for a free consultation. I'll explain your rights, and how I can help you. If I accept your case, there is no fee, unless I recover damages for you.
All the Best,
RANDY C. REDDEN