Did Talcum Powder Cause Your Cancer?

When you first think of baby powder, infants and diapers probably come to mind. However, for decades, many women have been using talcum powder as part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. During the last several years, a possible link between talcum powder and certain cancers has been examined both scientifically and legally.

Years later after developing ovarian cancer, thousands of women have sued Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers, saying that their use of powder caused their cancer. Juries in some of the cases have awarded plaintiffs multimillions of dollars in damages.

What Is The Link Between Baby Powder And Asbestos?

Talc-based powder is commonly called baby powder, the term coined by Johnson & Johnson, which has sold the product for more than 100 years. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral once used in many construction products, but now banned for that use. Breathing in asbestos fibers can lead to mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer that develops in the lining around organs, such as the lungs.

Talc, another naturally occurring mineral, does not contain asbestos on its own. However, it can become contaminated because the two minerals are often found in deposits near each other. Special precautions are supposed to separate the two materials, and the lawsuits that have resulted from cancer causes have alleged some manufacturers neglected to do so. Others have asked that warning label be placed on the product.

How To Know If You Have A Claim Related To Talcum Powder

If you frequently used baby powder on your body throughout your life and were recently diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer, talking to a highly experienced lawyer can help you determine whether you may have a products liability case against the manufacturer.

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