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For more than twenty years, scientific studies have exposed the association between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. Dr. Daniel W. Cramer,  a lead researcher on the topic, estimates that as many as 10% of all occurrences of ovarian cancer are caused by the use of talcum powder on the genitals. Since studying this link, Dr. Cramer has spread the word throughout the medical community, urging gynecologists to warn their patients of the dangers associated with talc and baby powders on their genitals.

In spite of Dr. Cramer’s work, one of the leading sellers of talc and baby powders, Johnson and Johnson, has refused to warn its customers of the potential for danger. One of the most recent studies published about such dangers estimates that talc powder users increase their risk for ovarian cancer by 30 percent.

Though talcum is a naturally occurring substance, it can travel inside the body and irritate the genital tract. Doctors have also discovered particles of talc in the lymph nodes of ovarian cancer patients, bolstering the belief that there is indeed a connection between the powder and the affliction.

Talc baby and body powder manufacturers owe it to their customers to warn them of this potentially fatal link. A simple warning label discouraging the use of the product on genitals would help prevent women from developing ovarian cancer. It’s not only dishonest to deceive people this way, it’s also dangerous on a public health level. Prevention of cancer is much easier than battling it.

Talcum Cancer Lawsuits

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to long-term talcum powder use on the genitals and ovarian cancer. If you or your loved one would like to setup a free consultation to discuss your situation, contact our office today.

 FREE CONSULTATIONS 877.544.5323

Baby powder and talcum powders have been used for decades by women all around the world. Now, lawsuits allege these powders increase the chance for ovarian cancer in women who use the product on their genitals.

How exactly does talcum or baby powder cause cancer? When used on the female genitals, the talc can travel up to the ovaries and become lodged in the tissues. Though talc is a natural mineral, the body cannot easily rid itself of the substance. Consequently, inflammation and cancerous tumors can form on the ovaries. A 1971 study first linked talc to the development of ovarian cancer. Yet more than 30 years later, Johnson and Johnson still have not included any kind of warnings on their product labels.

The link between talc and cancer has been highly researched, with some studies suggesting women who use talc on their genitals are 92% more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who do not. This fact alone should have been enough motivation for talcum powder manufacturers to warn their customers of the potential dangers. Sadly, nothing was done to educate the consumers about the product and its potential side effects.

Johnson and Johnson was sued in 2013 by a woman who developed cancer after using their talc powder for many years. Following the case, researchers recommended the company add in health warnings about the carcinogenic nature of the product. Still, Johnson and Johnson have chosen not to follow such recommendations.

Talcum Cancer Lawsuits

The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, PC are currently investigating cases related to long-term talcum powder use on the genitals and ovarian cancer. If you or your loved one would like to setup a free consultation to discuss your situation, contact our office today.

 FREE CONSULTATIONS 877.544.5323

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