TALCUM POWDER LAWSUIT INFORMATION
How do I know if my ovarian cancer was caused by talcum powder?
In most cases, the doctors who provided you with ovarian cancer treatment focused on fighting the disease rather than looking for its cause. The same tissue samples and pathology reports that were used to diagnose the cancer and determine the best method of treatment can be examined now to determine whether your ovarian tissues contain talc fibers. By reviewing your medical records and sending your pathology reports to a talcum powder ovarian cancer expert, we can determine whether talc may have caused your ovarian cancer. Talc fibers can be found in the ovaries, fallopian tubes and in the pelvic lymph nodes for years after entering the female reproductive system. Talc fibers take years to disintegrate; in fact, intact fibers cause inflammation in the ovaries, which is believed to result in a higher rate of cancer. If talc fibers are present in your ovarian tissues, our researchers will detect them. Individuals who have used talcum powder or talc-based baby powder on a regular basis in the past are more likely to develop ovarian cancer.
How long have medical experts known there was a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer?
As early as the 1970s medical researchers in the field of ovarian cancer detected talc fibers in the ovarian tissues of women diagnosed with cancer. In 2003, a meta-analysis examining research on 16 previous talcum powder ovarian cancer studies was published in Anticancer Research, confirming that weekly use of baby powder increases the risk of ovarian cancer by 33%. In 2008, a study examined the frequency of talcum powder use and rates of cancer, finding that women who use talcum powder on a daily basis have an even greater chance of developing ovarian cancer. In short, scientists and doctors have been aware of the link between baby powder and cancer for decades.
Who can make a baby powder cancer claim or file a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit?
Women, or the family members of women, who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using talcum powder products for perineal hygiene may have grounds to make a talcum powder cancer claim by filing a baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuit.
Does it cost anything for you to review my case?
We will always listen to your circumstances and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation.
Who is most at risk for developing baby powder ovarian cancer?
Many studies conducted over the course of the past four decades contribute to the body of research indicating the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder use. Women who have used talc-based baby powder on a weekly basis face a 33% increase in their risk of developing ovarian cancer, and women who have used talcum powder on a daily basis are thought to face a 41% increase in risk for ovarian cancer.
What are the dangers of talcum powder ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease that is expected to cause approximately 14,000 fatalities this year. Few symptoms are likely to surface in the early stages of ovarian cancer, when it is easiest to treat. By the time symptoms of talcum powder ovarian cancer become apparent for many patients, the disease has spread beyond the ovaries and into other tissues and organs. Once the disease has spread, ovarian cancer becomes much more difficult to treat.
I feel we are not the type of people who sue; do we really need to file a lawsuit?
If a member of your family suffered a serious injury or health problem as a result of a defective product or dangerous drug, long-term, or even life-long, medical care may be required. This could be incredibly expensive and since medical costs are continually rising, may be largely unknown at the time of settlement or trial. If a member of your family died due to a defective product or dangerous drug, no amount of money can undo that wrong. It is our hope that every defective product, drug or other medication lawsuit we file can serve to make the manufacturer take note of the loss and pain its product has caused. When that fails to make a company take action in the form of a product recall, greater warnings about its use and ultimately making safer products, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that moves a company to become a better corporate citizen.
How much will it cost to file a baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuit?
We will represent all involved in a talcum powder cancer lawsuit on a contingency fee basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we obtain compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please contact us
and one of our attorneys handling baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuits will contact you to answer your questions.
How much time do I have to file a baby powder cancer lawsuit?
Most states have talcum powder cancer lawsuit time limits; however, the majority of women having been diagnosed with ovarian cancer will fall within those time limits if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for your claim, please fill out the form at the right and one of our attorneys will contact you.
Every person diagnosed with cancer has unique concerns. While this FAQ can provide important insights, the best way to get answers is to talk to a lawyer face to face. Contact our Fayetteville offices online or call 479-439-9269 or toll free at 866-935-2070 today to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more.
We handle all talcum powder claims on a contingency basis, so you do not pay any legal fees until your case is resolved.