What Link is There Between Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
Talcum powder has been sold for nearly 100 years, specifically marketed to babies and women. Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder has been used to soothe sensitive skin and Shower to Shower has been used as an absorbent body powder for adults. Many women regularly use talcum powder for feminine hygiene and Johnson & Johnson has marketed its products as safe for this type of use.
A number of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company’s talcum powder products have caused serious and even fatal side effects including ovarian cancer. If you believe that you have suffered a serious injury or medical condition because of talcum powder, you should discuss your legal rights with an experienced talcum powder lawsuit attorney. Morris Law Firm handles cases involving talcum powder injuries
Talcum Powder Companies are Liable for Ovarian Cancer
If you are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you face a long road of extensive and costly medical treatment. Hospitalization, surgery, chemotherapy, palliative care, medical equipment, and medications can all result in overwhelming medical bills. In addition, most people undergoing cancer treatment are too sick to work, which causes you to lose income and you may fall behind on your bills. If a victim of ovarian cancer does not survive, the family can suffer significant emotional, mental, and financial losses, as well.
As with other types of personal injury, if another party caused an injury, that party should be held liable for any losses incurred. If you or a family member trusted the safety of talcum powder, used this product for years and then developed ovarian cancer as a result, the company should compensate you for your losses. Morris Law Firm can help you recover these financial losses, as well as compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life, or wrongful death if you have lost a family member.
James Morris of Morris Law Firm Comments on Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Courtesy of www.buzzfeed.com
James A. Morris Jr., a Los Angeles-based product liability attorney, told BuzzFeed News he thinks the recent verdict will open the floodgates for multiple cases against Johnson & Johnson over similar claims.
“It’s a huge verdict in what could become a very large mass tort,” he said.
Morris hopes cases like these will “hopefully educate the public” of the alleged risks of using talcum powder, and help those who feel they were affected get compensated, he added.
Contact a Talcum Powder Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one feel that ovarian cancer was acquired from the use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, contact us for a free, no-risk case evaluation.. Call us today at 747-283-1144 or fill out the free case evaluation form