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As a mineral found in personal care products, usually in the form of powder (Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder and Shower to Shower products), there is mounting evidence suggesting that products containing talcum powder increase women’s risk of developing ovarian cancer. In fact, investigation into Johnson & Johnson’s company files have revealed that they were alerted to the risk of talcum powder and its link to cancer in the early 1980’s. They did not change the formula or issue a product warning. Thus, if you or someone you love have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using products containing talcum powder, you are encouraged to contact the Harman Law Firm quickly.

Recently (February 2016), a landmark talcum powder cancer lawsuit in Missouri resulted in a $72 million settlement to the family of a woman that died from ovarian cancer. Residue containing talc was discovered in the cancerous tissue.

While we cannot promise that this type of settlement will be awarded in your case, the attorneys at the Harman Law Firm bring aggressive representation for defective drugs and medical devices to those with real, legitimate injuries as a result of negligence or wrongdoing of a person, a business or an organization. We work tirelessly to get to the truth as we fight for justice and the right compensation for you.

For a free, no obligation consultation with our seasoned litigators, call the Harman Law Firm today.

Talcum Powder Cancer Risk

Studies regarding talcum powder and its relation to cancer are still ongoing. While the most discussed type of cancer related to talcum powder is ovarian cancer (from feminine hygiene products), additional studies have reported an increase in the risk of lung cancer, endometrial cancers in women who are post menopause and stomach cancer. Even so, the main target in recent cases has been the pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson. The responsibility of Johnson & Johnson has been questioned because evidence was found that they knew about the risk of talcum powder and did not warn the medical community or consumers.

It is believed that women who have used Johnson & Johnson talc-based powders long term for moisture, odor and chafing of the genital area are more at risk for developing ovarian cancer.

If you’ve suffered from ovarian cancer after years of using talcum powder products, it is important that you contact the talcum powder injury attorneys at the Harman Law Firm. You may be entitled to compensation.

Contact the Harman Law Firm today for a free initial consultation to discuss your case and learn about your options. If we take your case, you can bet—we are by your side, every step of the way. Let us be your advocate for justice and the right compensation.

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