Did you or a loved one develop ovarian cancer following the long-term usage of talcum powder? Many are surprised to learn that talcum powder products can be potentially dangerous, especially since they’re so commonly used on infants. But scientific research and anecdotal evidence has revealed an apparent link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower product has also been the subject of lawsuits and litigation stemming from the product’s reported link to cancer.
At the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A., our Orlando attorneys are available to help talcum powder ovarian cancer patients and their loved ones as they seek compensation for their losses and injuries, including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Ovarian cancer can be devastating, resulting in the loss of fertility, difficult cancer treatments and in some cases, death. As attorneys, our goal is to represent our clients and their interests, while maintaining a client-first approach in everything that we do.
Serving clients in and around Orlando, Florida, lawyers with the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. are available to discuss your case in a no-cost consultation session. But we recommend that you call immediately because the law limits the time you have to file a legal claim. Call 407-422-2188.
Common Questions About Talcum Powder Lawsuits and the Link Between Ovarian Cancer and Baby Powder
Attorneys with the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A. routinely field questions from ovarian cancer patients and their loved ones as they consider a baby powder lawsuit. Our lawyers are committed to ensuring that our clients are well-informed throughout the process, so our legal team has compiled an overview of some of the most common questions concerning talc mineral powder and ovarian cancer.
How is Talcum Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer?
Numerous published studies have revealed an apparent link between the long-term usage of baby powder and talc-based powders (like Shower to Shower), particularly in the genital area. Some products such as condoms and even diaphragms have been coated with talcum powder.
According to the American Cancer Society, studies and research suggest that the talc particles migrate through the vagina, into the uterus, up the fallopian tubes and into the ovaries, where cancerous cells may form. Notably, there has been some conflicting research, but there has been sufficient evidence to support numerous (successful) talcum powder lawsuits.
Inhaling talc powder has also been linked to lung cancer, as some natural talc deposits contain asbestos. Asbestos can cause serious disease and illnesses such as asbestosis and mesothelioma lung cancer.
What Types of Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?
To date, there have been successful lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson in connection with its products, Shower to Shower and Johnson & Johnson baby powder. The company has been found negligent for failing to warn consumers that long-term usage of talcum powder and talc-based products can increase one’s risk of developing ovarian cancer.
It’s possible that other brands of talcum powder may also be linked to ovarian cancer since many different baby powder brands contain talc, the mineral that has been linked to cancer in women.
Upon What Grounds Were Other Talcum Powder Lawsuits Filed?
Numerous individual lawsuits and class-action lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson. There have been a few different claims mentioned in these filings, including:
- negligence for failing to warn women of the risk of developing cancer from talcum powder exposure;
- breach of implied warranty;
- violating consumers’ legal remedies; and
- violating the unfair competition law and business and professions code.
What Type of Compensation Could I Receive if I File a Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer following years of using Johnson & Johnson baby powder or one of their talc-based products, such as feminine hygiene Shower to Shower products, you may have a viable legal claim for your injuries and health problems.
A talcum powder lawsuit can serve as a mechanism for getting compensation for your medical bills, your lost wages, your pain and suffering and other losses, such as loss of consortium and funeral expenses in cases where a loved one has died from ovarian cancer.
Women who lost their ability to bear children as a result of ovarian cancer may also qualify to receive compensation for damages stemming from this very significant loss.
How Much Will it Cost to Hire a Orlando Lawyer to Handle My Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
At the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A., we usually accept product liability lawsuits, personal injury cases and wrongful death claims on a contingency basis. This means that payment is contingent upon the outcome of the case. In these situations, the law firm usually accepts payment only once a settlement or jury award is handed down. The fee is usually a percentage of the recovered funds.
Turn to Our Orlando Attorneys to Handle Your Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit
At the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A., our attorneys are committed to our clients. We will take an aggressive, strategic stance as we work to recover money for your damages. Our goal is to recover the maximum possible sum to compensate you for pain and suffering, your medical bills and to cover your lost wages and other expenditures.
At the Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A., we take tremendous pride in maintaining a “clients first” approach. We place you and your needs first and foremost. Our objective is to ensure that you are involved and informed throughout the process. Fighting cancer is difficult; we believe that seeking the compensation shouldn’t be.
Our legal team can assist with many forms of litigation, including dangerous drugs and dangerous medical devices, to medical malpractice cases, wrongful death claims, personal injury lawsuits and beyond.
If you or a loved one are believed to have developed cancer from talcum powder exposure, you must take action immediately because the law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim. Don’t lose your chance to get the justice and the compensation that you deserve.
The Law Office of Hogan & Hogan, P.A.’s experienced team of Central Florida lawyers are available to discuss your case in a free, confidential consultation session. Call 407-422-2188.