Talcum powder has been found to cause ovarian cancer among women who use it routinely for feminine hygiene. When dusted on the perineal region weekly, women face a 33% increase in risk for ovarian cancer. When used daily, the risk jumps by 41%, according to a 2008 study from Harvard epidemiologist Dr. Margaret Gates. Johnson & Johnson, the main producer of talc-based body powder and washes and leading cosmetic producer in the United States, has never warned women of the risk of talcum powder cancer. Another Harvard researcher, Dr. Daniel Cramer, asserts that as many as 10,000 women annually develop ovarian cancer from using talcum powder. Ovarian cancer is a dangerous disease that is projected to cause 14,000 American deaths in 2014.
Research published in the last decade confirms long-held suspicions that dusting the genital area with talcum powder increases a woman's risk for ovarian cancer. When talc particles into the female reproductive system, they can migrate to the ovaries. Talc is slow to break down, and can remain intact in the ovaries for years. Here the foreign particles create an inflammatory response, creating conditions which increase the likelihood of cancer growth.
As evidence regarding the talcum powder cancer connection has become mainstream in recent years, women are learning that their cancer diagnosis may be linked to their regular use of talcum powder. Never warned of the danger, these women are rightfully angry. Johnson & Johnson is now facing lawsuits throughout the United States based on its failure to warn consumers of the talcum powder cancer risk.
The first talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit was won in a North Dakota federal court in 2013. One attorney representing J&J conceded that company executives had been aware of the baby powder ovarian cancer link for years but did not deem the risk significant enough to require a product warning. Meanwhile, the company has marketed talcum powder products widely, and dominate this sector of the cosmetics market. Women and the families of women who have suffered from ovarian cancer have a right to litigate against the company in order to seek justice.
Individuals and the family members of persons who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder may be entitled to real compensation through a talcum powder cancer lawsuit. Our attorneys provide free talcum powder claim reviews, and will be happy to answer your questions and help you to understand your legal options. All talcum powder cancer lawsuit services are provided on a contingency basis, meaning there are no legal fees unless we win compensation on your behalf.
Filing a lawsuit is the best means for individual consumers to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for harmful products. By placing profit motives ahead of consumer safety, the makers of talcum powder have caused undue harm and loss to Americans and their families while reaping the benefits of product sales. Negligent and unscrupulous pharmaceutical companies canâ€”and shouldâ€”be held accountable for their actions, and injured consumers have a right to seek justice. Filing a talcum powder lawsuit enables consumers to hold the companies accountable for the safety of their products.
The Onder Law Firm has a national reputation for its work in family and consumer safety based on an ethic of hard work, reliable advice, and achieving results on behalf of our clients. We will work tirelessly to ensure each of our clients has trustworthy and excellent legal representation. Contact our attorneys to ensure you have an experienced advocate fighting on behalf of your family.
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Scott G Williams MD, FACOG
Dr Williams is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist who serves as chief medical consultant for Onder Law. During more than 20 years as a practicing ob/gyn in St Charles county, Dr Williams delivered thousands of babies, performed surgery on a daily basis, and was considered one of the top providers in his profession. He served as chief of ob/gyn at two of the three hospitals in St Charles county, and currently is the full time medical director of St Louis area obstetric hospitalist program.
In addition, Dr Williams has served as a long time consultant in medical and pharmaceutical litigation for Onder Law. With a background that includes scientific research as well as medical practice, Dr Williams is adept at interpreting pharmaceutical and medical device studies. His past analyses have included research on the harmful effects of contraceptive devices, talc/ ovarian cancer and the blood clotting effects of certain oral contraceptives.
Clients would not commonly meet with Dr Williams as he is not an attorney, but his expertise forms an important part of Onder Law's client strategies for medical and pharmaceutical products. Dr Williams is often a crucial "behind the scenes" part of formulating a winning approach for your case.
Scott G Williams, MD, FACOG, is a 1986 graduate of the University of Notre Dame. His MD was earned at the University of Missouri Columbia and he completed residency at the well regarded University of Florida-Gainesville Ob/Gyn program. Dr Williams and his wife (who is also a physician) live with two labrador retrievers; their son and daughter are at college.