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Talcum Powder Lawsuits in Albany, GA

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For decades, Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower body powder have been marketed to dry moisture, soothe skin, reduce odor, and used as essential personal hygiene products. Unfortunately, there has been substantial research dating back to the 1970s which have linked talcum powder to ovarian cancer and even mesothelioma. Since 2013, more than 12,000 lawsuits have been filed against the largest manufacturer of talcum powder for its failure to warn users of this danger.

If you or a loved one has been regularly using talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product and have developed ovarian cancer, The Law Offices of William F. Underwood, III, P.C. is committed to helping you recover your entitled compensation. Our Albany personal injury attorney can investigate your case, collect evidence, prepare all the paperwork, and guide you through the complexities of the legal process to maximize the settlement you deserve. We provide knowledgeable and personalized legal solutions for each of our clients.

How Talcum Powder Causes Ovarian Cancer

The International Journal of Gynecological Cancer states that regular use of talcum powder on the female hygiene product increases ovarian cancer risk between 30 and 60 percent. In other words, the more often you use it, the more likely you will be diagnosed with cancer.

Talcum powder consists of talc and magnesium silicate that is mined from naturally-occurring deposits through specific areas of the United States and throughout the globe. However, it is also typically found close to asbestos deposits. Despite claiming its products to be “asbestos-free” upon discovery, talc still causes cancer.

According to research, talc particles enters the vagina and passes through the uterus and into the fallopian tubes and ovaries. Similar to asbestos, talc is a silicate mineral and has a crystalline structure. When it enters the body, talc can cause irritation, resulting in chronic inflammation that initiates the development of cancerous tumors.

In the first study from Wales back in 1971, researchers discovered 10 out of 13 ovarian tumors had talc particles in them. In 1982, the first epidemiologic study found a 92 percent increase in the risk of ovarian cancer if women use talc powder as a feminine hygiene product. Since then, there have been many studies which confirm the dangers of talcum powder.

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Despite the research supporting the claims made by tens of thousands of women, Johnson & Johnson continue to deny their product is the cause of ovarian cancer, often citing insufficient evidence. So far, juries have awarded billions of dollars, while thousands of lawsuits await resolution.

Attorney William F. “Trey” Underwood can help you recover economic damages to pay for past and future medical costs, lost wages, and noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. We aim to hold powerful companies accountable for their negligent actions and bring justice to the people who suffered undue harm.

For more information about lawsuits, contact us and schedule a case evaluation today.

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