Talcum powder or other products, including certain soaps and body washes, have been linked to ovarian cancer in women who used the products for feminine hygiene. Women claim talcum powder manufacturers did not warn them of the risk despite years of knowing about the ovarian cancer links.
A lawsuit alleges a talcum powder manufacturer was aware of the link between talcum powder and cancer risks for over thirty years and yet did not place a warning label on their products. Studies have found that women who used talc for personal powders were at an increased risk for developing ovarian cancer. One study published in the Cancer Prevention Research journal found that women who used personal powders that contained talc had a 20 to 30 percent increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Talc particles can travel to the reproductive organs and remain there, causing inflammation and the potential for cancerous tumors.
If you or a loved one have been a long time user of a talcum powder product and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be able to file a claim and be eligible for financial compensation. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI or fill out a free case review.