After a diagnosis of ovarian cancer following prolonged talcum powder use, your focus turns to your loved ones, and obtaining the cancer treatment and other medical care you need. Your medical expenses are likely to be extensive, and your illness may result in lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses for which you and your family should be fully compensated. A talcum powder injury lawyer can fight for the compensation you deserve, while you concentrate on treatment.
If you suspect that you developed ovarian cancer because of long-term use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes, your best course of action is to speak with a qualified attorney as soon as you are able. You may have a claim for compensation for your injuries. Our talcum powder injury lawyers at Farah & Farah are currently investigating cases of talcum powder injury nationwide. We are zealous advocates for the women we represent, and we can evaluate your claim free of charge.
Research Has Linked Talcum Powder Use to Ovarian Cancer
A number of scientific studies in the past several decades have found possible links between genital use of talc-containing products and ovarian cancer. In 2010, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published findings linking ovarian cancer to talc. In a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2013, researchers found a 20% to 30% increased risk of developing cancer in the cells covering the outer surface of the ovaries (epithelium) with genital talcum powder use. In May 2016, the Journal of Epidemiology published a study in which researchers concluded that genital use of talc is associated with elevated risk of epithelial ovarian cancer.
What a Talcum Powder Injury Lawyer Can Do For You
Your talcum powder injury attorney’s duty is to protect your rights and interests, and to tenaciously pursue full and fair compensation for your losses. In two Missouri cases involving women who developed ovarian cancer after long-term genital use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products, juries awarded $72 million and $55 million in damages, large portions of which were punitive damages, designed to punish the defendant for wrongdoing.
Your talcum powder injury attorney can:
- Gather medical records and information about the talcum powder product and manufacturer, and other documentation needed in your case;
- Locate expert witnesses to testify in support of your claim;
- Construct a solid argument regarding the defendant’s liability for your injuries;
- Negotiate with the other side regarding possible settlement of your claim;
- Handle all court filings and paperwork in a timely manner;
- Argue your case in a court of law if necessary;
- Take the burden of the legal process off your shoulders so you can focus on fighting for your health.
Contact a talcum powder attorney at Farah & Farah for a free case consultation if you have developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product. Our personal injury lawyers focus on representing clients who have been injured by the negligence of others. We are committed to seeking justice for women who have suffered serious talcum powder injuries. You can reach us at (800) 533-3555.