Talcum powder related cancer deaths result in $72 million and $55 million verdicts.
Since 1970, numerous studies have been performed to determine if there was a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Twenty of these studies have linked cancer to talcum powder. In 2003 a further analysis of 16 of those studies determined that ovarian cancer was 33% more likely in women that used talcum powder. Evidence continues to show that talcum powder from feminine hygiene products causes at least 2200 new cases of ovarian cancer each year.
Johnson & Johnson, the company that produces the popular Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products, was aware of the risks of talcum powder causing ovarian cancer since at least 1982, yet failed to alert their customers of any such risk.
Together, with Brad Bradshaw MD JD LC, we’re working with part of the team that obtained the $72 million and $55 million verdicts against the manufacturer. If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after the long term use of baby powder for feminine hygiene call us now to see if you’re entitled to compensation, and a free consultation.
How it Causes Cancer and Why We Are Suing
Over 10% of ovarian cancers are caused by talc in baby powder. Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and shower to shower, used for feminine hygiene (typically sprinkled on the undergarment or directly on the groin) results in small amounts entering the vagina, and migrating through the uterus and into the fallopian tubes where microscopic amounts lodge in the ovaries. Visualized on electron microscope, these cancer-causing talc particles (which are similar in molecular structure to the carcinogen asbestos) can cause irritation and eventually cancer.
At the offices of Janelle Bailey LLC, along with Dr. Brad Bradshaw, our legal team helps women with ovarian cancer caused by baby powder receive compensation from the manufacturer – who knew of the risk but hid it from the public.
More Information on Talcum Powder
Talcum powder’s main ingredient is talc, which is mined in rock form and consists of magnesium and silicon. The rocks are milled down into a fine powder that is marketed towards moisture absorption, and it provides a soft, smooth surface that reduces friction. These features make it ideal for the personal care industry in products that prevent skin irritation, chafing and body odor. Over time, the product lines evolved and women became the target market. Manufacturers pitched talcum powder as a way of staying cool, comfortable and free of odors, growing into a routine for women’s cleanliness and freshness.
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When you’ve suffered a serious injury because of a defective product, you will need to hire skilled and experienced personal injury lawyers to represent you in your claim. Product liability cases are often highly complex and technical, and frequently require bringing in experts to help determine liability and to provide expert testimony. At The Law Office of Janelle Bailey, we have access to nationally recognized experts who work with us to build powerful cases for our clients by uncovering design flaws, analyzing materials, pinpointing causes of product failure, reconstructing accidents, and highlighting human error that may have contributed to the defect and ultimately to your injury.
At The Law Office of Janelle Bailey, we handle cases involving defective or hazardous pharmaceuticals, medical devices, vehicles, household products, toys, tools, insulation, food, beverages, and many other common products that you use at home and on the job. We work with a team of lawyers that have helped win millions of dollars for clients from negligent companies that put profits before people, harming members of the public.
Knowing what it takes
When assessing blame in a products liability case, courts may multiple factors:
- Product design safety;
- Materials used in manufacture;
- Product instructions and warnings;
- Mandatory or voluntary product recalls;
- Attempts to fix or retrofit any known product defects;
- Abuse or misuse of the product by the consumer or end user.
Prompt action is essential in any products liability suit. Evidence of injury or product defect is much more effective when collected quickly – and it enables our Kansas City personal injury law firm to proceed with the most accurate information available.
Kansas City Talc attorney Janelle Bailey will fight irresponsible manufacturers, designers, and distributors on your behalf and hold them accountable for their failure in their duty to provide safe products to their customers. Every necessary step will be taken to investigate your claim to help prove your case.
You may be concerned about the cost of pursuing this kind of claim. Product liability cases are expensive to litigate, but at the Kansas City Law Office of Janelle Bailey, we take these cases on a contingency fee basis. We will front all the expenses, and you will not have to pay any anything until your recovery check arrives in our office. If we don’t win money for you, you pay absolutely nothing.
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