Talcum Powder Lawsuit Help in Nevada
Many women may not be aware that talcum powder and ovarian cancer diagnosis may be linked together. If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used feminine hygiene products from Johnson & Johnson or Shower to Shower in the past, you may be eligible for compensation.
Studies have shown that women who use talcum powder in their genital areas are 3-times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who have never used talcum powder. If you are someone that was affected, contact a talcum powder lawsuit attorney in Las Vegas today. We have experience with this specific lawsuit and can help you right away.
Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Link
In 2006, the International Agency for Research on Cancer recognized talc as a possible carcinogen if used by women in the genital area. Talc is the main ingredient in talcum powder – a substance milled into powder from magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. In natural form, talc has been found to potentially contain asbestos, another known cancer-causing substance.
Prior to the 2006 news from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a study performed in 1971 found traces of talc in ovarian and cervical cancer tumors. Since then, other studies have formed the link from talc and talcum powder to ovarian cancer and cancers of the cervix.
Ovarian cancer is a very serious form of cancer affecting women. It is often hard to diagnose, which can allow the cancer to reach a later stage before being treated. Women that are experiencing symptoms are encouraged to take them seriously and consult a doctor. They are:
- Pelvic and abdominal pain
- Need to urinate frequently
- Menstrual changes
- Abdominal swelling
- Weight loss
If you or your family has been affected by ovarian cancer, and think there may be a link to talcum powder, call us today. Bighorn Law has attorneys that understand this lawsuit and can begin helping you as early as tomorrow.
How Do I File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit in Las Vegas?
From approximately 1980 until today, talcum powder continues to be used in popular feminine hygiene products. Johnson & Johnson continues to claim that the product is safe, even though there is mounting research that suggests otherwise.
Further damaging for Johnson & Johnson is that it has already lost two lawsuits related to talcum powder. One woman received $55 million as a result of the lawsuit and another received $72 million.
If you or your family has been affected by ovarian cancer, and think there may be a link to talcum powder, call us today. Bighorn Law has attorneys that understand this lawsuit and can begin helping you as early as tomorrow. Call today at 702-935-6209.