Talcum Powder is made from talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon and oxygen. As a powder is absorbs moisture well and helps cut friction, making is useful to keep skin dry and prevent rashes.
Most concerns about a link between talcum powder and cancer have been to people who have long-term exposure to talc fibers at work, such as talc miners. Also, whether women who apply talcum powder regularly in the genital area have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.
The first talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit was won against Johnson & Johnson in federal court in 2013. The company admitted executives were aware of the association between talcum powder and ovarian cancer for years, but did not deem the risk significant enough to take action and include a warning on their product.
In fact, frequent talcum powder use by women in the genital area increases the risk of ovarian cancer between 30%-60%, studies have shown. Additionally talcum powder can cause wheezing, fast and shallow breathing, coughing and some cases of acute or chronic lung irritation when inhaled by infants.
Some class action lawsuits have already been filed (and won) against pharm giant, Johnson & Johnson along with other companies. The proof is there that there was negligence. You could be entitled to your fair share of a settlement along with other compensation.
If you have been potentially injured by the use of talcum powder, your statue of limitations could be nearing an end. Your best option is to call The Law Office Of Bobby Garcia and have us review the facts of your case. We can help you fight these companies that knew of the risks of talcum powder they were selling you.