Talcum Powder Lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA
Talcum powder certainly seems safe. After all, it is a product made for babies. However, some studies link the talc in talcum powder to ovarian cancer. Should you be interested in pursuing a talcum powder lawsuit, count on our law firm in Pittsburgh, PA, for representation. At D’Amico Law Offices, LLC, our practice focuses on litigation for people who have suffered injuries due to the negligence of others.
The Trouble with Talcum Powder
The connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer goes back to the 1970s when particles of powder were found in ovarian tumors. Since then, studies have been conducted pointing to the link between the two. A 1992 study showed an increased risk of 33% in the women who used talcum powder for freshness and dryness in their genital area. A more recent study in 2016 reflected those earlier findings.
In addition to numerous studies, the American Cancer Society warns women of the danger and encourages the use of a powder with cornstarch instead of talc. The concern is that talcum powder applied to the genitals, underwear, or sanitary napkins can end up inside the body, irritating the ovaries. This irritation promotes inflammation and the growth of cancer cells.
Taking Your Case to Negotiation or Litigation
Despite these studies about the high risk of baby powder cancer, the manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has denied the claims and refused to put a warning on any of its products that contain talc. These products include their baby powder, body powder, and other deodorizing powders.
Our lawyers in Pittsburgh, PA, believe in your right to seek fair compensation for damages caused by products with hazardous ingredients. You are not alone in seeking justice, as more than 1,000 lawsuits have been filed. When you or a loved one has received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer and believe it may be caused by talcum powder, call our Pittsburgh law firm to arrange a free consultation.
Contact D’Amico Law Offices, LLC to look into your talcum powder case and let you know if it will hold up in a court of law. We proudly offer assistance to clients in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.