Talcum is an ingredient in various products associated with feminine care. For many years, exposure to talcum via these products has been associated with an increased likelihood of ovarian cancer. Despite this association, manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson continued to release and market these products to women for use, exposing them to dangerous risks. The product liability lawyers at the Naumes Law Group represent victims and their loved ones who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, helping them seek compensation from irresponsible manufacturers. Our Boston talcum lawyers offer individualized, personal representation throughout litigation.Risks Associated With Talcum Powder Products
Feminine hygiene care products, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower powder, as well as WalMart’s Equate powder, contain talcum powder. These items are marketed for use to regulate temperature and odors near a woman’s genital area. Over the past two decades, studies have indicated that particles of talcum in these products may travel through a woman’s vagina and up into her fallopian tubes, which increases the risk of developing ovarian cancer. Although the first study regarding this potential risk was released in 1971, and over 20 subsequent studies have indicated the same results, manufacturers have failed to take action in changing the ingredients for these products, as well as failing to issue proper warnings regarding this danger to consumers.Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Product defects are categorized as manufacturing defects, design defects, or failures to warn. A manufacturing defect is present when an individual item in a line differs from the intended design and others produced at the same time. A design defect occurs when a product’s blueprint is flawed, making it inherently dangerous to use as intended. Additionally, manufacturers have a duty to warn consumers of a known danger associated with the use of their products. Our talcum attorneys can help Boston residents bring claims based on any of these theories.
Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers are aware of the studies that have shown an increased risk of ovarian and fallopian cancer from the prolonged use of talcum powder products. Regardless of this knowledge, no warnings of this potential have been issued to women who utilize these products. Ovarian cancer is a serious disease that often requires long-term treatment and monitoring, and it sometimes cannot be treated. Consumers have a right to understand the risks associated with using certain items and make decisions accordingly. When a manufacturer limits this right, it should be held liable for any harm caused.
People who have suffered illnesses due to talcum use may pursue legal action against responsible parties to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, lost income capacity, and pain and suffering. In Massachusetts, product liability claims must be filed within three years from the date of the injury. Consulting an experienced attorney may be essential in making sure that your legal rights are protected.Contact a Talcum Lawyer in Boston or the Surrounding Areas
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer following prolonged exposure to talcum, or if you have lost a loved one to the disease, the injury lawyers at the Naumes Law Group can offer compassionate and seasoned representation throughout your legal journey. Our Boston talcum attorneys also represent people in Springfield, Worcester, Waltham, Watertown, Hyannis, Malden, Medford, Taunton, Peabody, Braintree, Weymouth, Quincy, Pittsfield, and Plymouth, as well as other communities in Suffolk, Middlesex, Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Worcester Counties. You can contact our office today toll-free at 844-826-8445 or locally at 618-227-8444, or you can contact us online for a free consultation to discuss your options.