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The Link Between Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer

The Link Between Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Baby powder can be found in just about every home across the world. It has long been considered a must have for diaper changes among mothers, and many adults use it to manage perspiration and chaffing. However, studies show a direct link between baby powder and ovarian cancer, which has resulted in a string of lawsuits around the world.

Published Studies Linking Talcum Powder To Ovarian Cancer

There are published studies linking talcum powder and ovarian cancer dating back as early as the 1970s. The concern is that women, who use talcum and baby powder around their genital regions for a prolonged period, may be at a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer. The discovery of small amounts of baby powder has been found within the ovaries of many women suffering with ovarian cancer. Talcum powder is structurally very similar to the confirmed carcinogen called asbestos. Although applied externally, small amounts of this powder can work their way in to the ovaries.

 

Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Currently, there are many lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson by women with ovarian cancer or by the families of these women. As of April 2016, the largest awarded amount in a verdict for a talcum powder lawsuit is $72 million. These law suits are extremely complex, and absolutely require the representation of a skilled legal team.

Talcum Powder and Cancer—Are You At Risk?

If you are a woman who uses talcum powder or baby powder, regardless of the brand, on a regular or occasional basis, this news must be alarming. The signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer can vary, and can mirror several everyday health issues. This makes clear communication with your healthcare providers, and annual gynecological exams, imperative. The American Cancer Society provides a detailed list of the most common symptoms, including:

  • Bloating
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
  • Urinary symptoms such as urgency

If you currently use baby powder in your genital area, you may want to rethink using it for yourself and for your family.

If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and baby powder is a consistent part of your personal hygiene routine, then seeking legal representation is essential. Our legal team will handle your baby powder lawsuit with compassion and we will work with your medical team to gather the required information we need to build your case. Contact the experts at Goldberg, Persky, & White P.C. today to get your case started and get the money you rightfully deserve!