Talc Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

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Talcum Powder and the Link to Ovarian Cancer

Medical research is still determining the true impact of talcum powder and the increase of a woman’s risk for Ovarian cancer. 


For decades, women have been using talc-containing products on their bodies, not knowing the dangers to their reproductive systems and risk for developing Ovarian cancer.


Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer in Medical Studies


As far back as 1971, a study published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that 75% of all Ovarian cancer tissue researchers examined contained talc particles. 


More recent studies examining the risk of Ovarian cancer based on long-term use of talcum powder indicate an increased risk of cancer in the vaginal area compared with women who did not use talcum powder.


Talc Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

Types Of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer is a deadly disease that claims the lives of more than 14,000 women each year in the U. S.


 The 3 Types of Ovarian Cancer Include: 


Germ Cell Tumors - Tumors begin in the cells that are egg producing. Rare Ovarian cancer is more common among young women.


Epithelial Tumors - Tumors begin in the thin layer of tissue covering the outside of the ovaries. This Ovarian cancer accounts for about 90% of all Ovarian cancers.


Stromal Tumors - Tumors begin in hormone-producing cells within the ovarian tissue and cells. This Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed earlier and accounts for about 7% of Ovarian cancers.


Risk Factors for Ovarian Cancer Can Include:


  • Breast cancer genes 1 and 2 both are known to increase Ovarian cancer risk.
  • Estrogen hormone replacement therapy raises the risk of Ovarian cancer.
  • Inherited gene mutations.
  • Long-term use of talcum powder.
  • Menstruating before the age of 12.
  • Menopause after the age of 52.
  • Never being pregnant.
  • Ovarian cancer is more common in women 50 -60 years of age.
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome diagnosis.
  • Smoking increase risk of Ovarian cancer.
  • Using intrauterine devices.
  • Undergoing fertility treatments.

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Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Using talcum powder on the female genital area creates a pathway where talc particles travel through the reproductive system and attach to the ovaries. If tiny talc particles embed in the reproductive tissue, it can cause inflammation in the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Over time, the damage caused by talcum powder can lead to DNA damage of ovarian tissue and cells and cause cancer cells to multiply.

 

Common Symptoms Associated with Ovarian Cancer Include:


  • Abdominal Bloating
  • Abdominal Pain 
  • Abdominal Pressure
  • Changes in Bowel Habits
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty Eating
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent Need to Urinate
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Heartburn 
  • Indigestion
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Pelvic Discomfort
  • Unexplained Weight Gain / Weight Loss
  • Vaginal Bleeding

 

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and have long-term exposure to using talc products, you should see a doctor and be checked for ovarian cancer and get proper treatment immediately.

Treatments for Ovarian Cancer

The main treatment for Ovarian cancer patients is surgery. 


Surgery can involve the removal of one or both ovaries. Depending on how far cancer has spread, the fallopian tubes, uterus, and other cancer tissues could be removed. The goal in surgery is to remove as much of the cancerous tissue as possible. Early discovery of Ovarian cancer makes surgery less invasive.


Following surgery, most women receive chemotherapy treatments. This helps kill any cancerous cells that remain. In advanced cases, chemotherapy can be prescribed both before and after surgery. 

Who Can File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

Since 1999, the American Cancer Society has maintained that using talc-containing products can lead to developing cancer and serious illness. If you developed cancer after using a talcum powder product, you might have the right to seek compensation. 

 

  • You were diagnosed with Ovarian cancer and used talcum powder for longer than four years.
  • Used talcum powder manufactured after 1982.
  • If your loved one passed away, then “Ovarian cancer” must be listed on the Death Certificate.
  • Have been diagnosed with Ovarian cancer or fallopian tube cancer.
  • Received an Ovarian cancer diagnosis by age 65.
  • Have access to Ovarian tissue samples or pathology slides. (Records are usually kept for ten years)
  • Tested as BRCA negative. A negative BRCA test means that it is likely that talcum powder use caused your cancer.

 

If you or a loved one meets these criteria, you may be entitled to compensation from Johnson & Johnson through a product liability lawsuit.


The best way to find out if you qualify for a claim is to call 888-267.1137. We’re here 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can tell you right over the phone if you have a claim and can connect you to experienced legal help.

Free Case Evaluation - Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits

If you or a loved has been diagnosed with Ovarian cancer because of exposure to toxic talcum powder, we can help.


We have experienced lawyers that will hold Talc manufacturers responsible for failing to warn consumers about the link between talc powder and cancer.


Contact us today for a free, no-obligation case review. We can provide you with a 100% free case evaluation where we can examine the details of your case and determine which legal strategies can best protect your future.

 

If you think you have a case, now is the time to reach out to a legal representative. If you believe that a manufacturer negligently failed to warn you, we can help you now.

 

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