Basic Facts About Talcum Powder
Talcum powder is a cosmetic product that is used to keep areas of the body dry and prevent chafing. It is composed primarily of talc, a silicate mineral made up of clay minerals. Talcum powder is typically found in baby powder, body powder, soaps, skin lotions, deodorants, eyeshadow, foundation, face masks, lipsticks, and various other consumer products. In its natural form, talc contains asbestos, a silicate fiber understood to be linked to a serious from of cancer known as mesothelioma.
Does Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?
Recent studies have linked talcum powder to ovarian cancer in women when it is used in the genital area. It is thought that this can occur when the powder travels through the vagina and uterus and comes into contact with the ovaries. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified the genital use of talc-based body powder as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” According to a 2008 review, 16 case-controlled studies have found an association between talc-powder dusting in the genital area and ovarian cancer, and many juries considering the issue have found the link between the two strong enough to award victims compensation.
What Should I Do if I Have Used Talcum Powder and Have Been Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer?
If you have used talcum powder in your genital area and have recently received an ovarian cancer diagnosis, you should speak to an expert talcum powder attorney as soon as possible. Many victims are obtaining significant compensation from talcum powder manufacturers, and the representation of a lawyer can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve and do not accept a settlement that is below the value of your case.
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How Much Is My Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Case Worth?
If you do have a case, you may be anxious to learn how much you and your family will receive from the company that caused your cancer. Unfortunately, it is impossible to determine how much a victim will receive without conducting a thorough analysis of all of the facts of her case. Some of the factors that have the potential to impact your settlement or award include the following:
- Your age
- Your occupation
- Whether the company that manufactured the product you used deliberately concealed the risks
- Your treatment options and prognosis
Call Emroch & Kilduff Today to Speak with an Expert Talcum Powder Lawyer
Ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder is a serious issue that has the potential to be fatal. Even in cases where it is treatable, victims often undergo significant and debilitating treatment that can last for months or even years, causing major discomfort, anxiety, and disruption to their lives. As a result, many women who have developed ovarian cancer from using talcum powder can obtain substantial compensation—often well into the six-figures. To schedule a free consultation with a lawyer who specializes in talcum powder litigation, call Emroch & Kilduff today at 888-358-1568 or send us an email through our online contact form.