St. Louis Talcum Powder Injury Lawyers
Did Talcum Powder Cause You to Develop Ovarian Cancer?
Talcum powder has been marketed as a product safe enough it’s suitable for use to prevent diaper rash. This is despite ongoing evidence since the 1970s showing the product is often contaminated with asbestos and has links to ovarian cancer.
At The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, we are representing those who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after regularly using talcum powder. The science showing the links between the two speaks for itself.
Our team has extensive defective drug and product liability litigation experience we can use to help you build a strong claim. We also have the resources to take on Big Pharma, which manufactures talcum powder and continues to distribute it to unknowing consumers.
Together, we can make negligent companies face their day in court. Call our St. Louis office at (314) 701-7722 for a free consultation with one of our compassionate attorneys.
Why Is Talcum Powder Dangerous?
Talcum powder is so named because it is made from a naturally occurring mineral called talc. While talc itself does not contain harmful compounds, it often co-occurs with asbestos. Asbestos has been a banned for use in most consumer products for decades. However, despite knowing about the risks associated with talcum powder since the 1970s, pharmaceutical companies have continued to push this product.
Asbestos-contaminated talcum powder can cause conditions including:
- Talcosis, or lung irritation caused by inhaling talc powder
- Respiratory problems in infants
- Asthma symptoms
- Pneumonia symptoms
Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer is perhaps the most dangerous side effect of talcum powder use. Studies have shown patients who used talcum powder around their vaginal area were 20-30% more likely to develop ovarian cancer than those who did not. Because the individual particles that make up talcum powder are so small, they can easily migrate through the vagina to the ovaries. Once there, these talcum powder particles take years to dissolve. In the meantime, they cause inflammation and increase your risk of cancer.
Talcum Powder Lawsuits Are Helping Many
The highest-profile talcum powder claims have been made against Johnson & Johnson, though it is not the only company that manufactures and sells this product. However, the discovery in these cases, and their outcomes, suggest the courts and public are ready to side with consumers who were injured by these products.
An Alabama woman filed a claim arguing Johnson & Johnson was advised to add warning labels to its talcum powder packaging in 1982 but failed to do so. Unfortunately, she passed away before the judgment—a $72 million win—was made. A second woman came forward in Missouri after undergoing a hysterectomy and other surgeries to beat her cancer back into remission. The company is currently appealing a $55 million verdict the jury awarded to this woman.
Over 1,200 talcum powder claims have now been filed across the country, with patients seeking compensation for their medical needs—and penalties Johnson & Johnson. We don’t want you to miss your chance to speak up.
Helping Patients In and Around St. Louis
We know dealing with a cancer diagnosis is difficult. Starting a lawsuit while undergoing treatment may seem like too much to have on your plate. At The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm, we offer all-around support to clients so the legal process does not add stress to their lives. In fact, we hope knowing someone is fighting to get you the compensation you deserve will lift some of the pressure off your shoulders.
Our team truly cares about helping every person who comes to us. We use our 100 years of combined experience to educate every potential client about their legal rights and options. We can help you understand what you should expect if you choose to move forward with a claim. And, our attorneys are always available to answer our client’s questions. There’s nothing more important to us than advocating for you the way you want us to.
Speak with one of our St. Louis attorneys today to learn whether you might be able to file a talcum powder claim. Schedule a free consultation by calling us at (314) 701-7722.
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