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Kansas City Talcum Powder Lawyer

Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of the ubiquitous baby powder, is at the center of litigation involving claims that their product led to ovarian cancer. Use of talcum powder can cause detrimental health effects that can be permanently life-threatening or deadly. If you or a loved one suffered grave side effects from using talcum powder, you may have grounds for a class action claim. Contact the Kansas City talcum powder attorneys at Wendt Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule a free review of your legal options.

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  • The Kansas City personal injury lawyers at Wendt Law Firm, P.C. only practice personal injury law, which gives them the ability to dedicate themselves wholly to your case.
  • Our firm is courtroom-tested and will take your case to trial if necessary to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
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Recent evidence has linked use of talcum powder to ovarian cancer. What’s worse, allegations against Johnson & Johnson state that they were aware of the possibility of cancer, but did not disclose these concerns to the public. If you or a loved one used talcum powder for feminine hygiene purposes and subsequently developed ovarian cancer, contact a Kansas City baby powder attorney. Our team of Kansas City talcum powder-ovarian cancer lawsuit attorneys can discuss possible legal ramifications during a free consultation.

Talc: A Long History of Negative Side Effects

Unfortunately, there is a long history of detrimental effects connected to the use of talcum powder.

  • In 1971, scientists discovered talc powder embedded in the tissue from patients with ovarian and cervical tumors.
  • In 1976, authors of a study found that talcum powder contained elements hazardous to human health, and cautioned that the long-term health effects of using talc for feminine hygiene were unknown.
  • In 1982, Harvard researchers conducted the first official study to make a connection between talc and cancer. Women who used talcum powder in their genital area or to dust their sanitary napkins had a 228% increase in incidents of cancer. The author of the study stated in a court filing that he urged Johnson & Johnson to warn women of the risk and was aware of 21 other studies between 1983 and 2009 that looked at the issue. Most of them found a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson responded by paying scientists to perform research to demonstrate the safety of talcum powder, according to one lawsuit.
  • In 1992, a hospital-based study at Johns Hopkins found that use of talcum powder in sanitary napkins could increase the risk of ovarian cancer by 379%.
  • In 2008, a meta-analysis of 20 controlled studies found a 35% higher risk of ovarian cancer among those who use talcum powder products in the genital area.
  • In 2016, yet another study found a 33% increase in risk for ovarian cancer among those who regularly use talcum powder in the genital area.

Did You Suffer Negative Effects From Use of Talc?

If you used talcum powder and later contracted ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to recover damages. Damages may include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and intangible losses such as loss in life quality or physical pain. Family members of a decedent may be able to gain compensation for final expenses and the pain of losing a loved one.

Complications arising from the use of talcum powder are grounds for joining a mass tort action. If you or a loved one suffered harm arising from talcum powder use, you have legal options. Contact the Wendt Law Firm today to learn more about yours in a free case evaluation with our Kansas City baby powder lawsuit attorneys.