Have you or someone you know who uses talcum/baby powder been diagnosed with cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, mesothelioma or any other form of cancer? Did you or someone you know use talcum or baby powder for personal or feminine hygiene purposes or infant care? Did a friend or loved one use products such as toothpaste, chewing gum, aspirin, skincare, or makeup that contain talcum powder? Did you work in an industry that uses or is in contact with talcum powder, such as a barber, hairdresser, or talc miner?
If so, the attorneys at the Keith Williams Law Group may be able to help. We are currently investigating situations like yours and legal action may be available to compensate you for the harm done to you as a result of your use of or exposure to talcum/baby powder products.
What Are The Potential Risks From Talcum/Baby Powder
Juries in cases around the country have found that a number of products containing talcum powder have contributed to women developing ovarian or uterine cancer. Court documents led to the discovery of a 2003 study that found women who use talcum powder for feminine hygiene have up to a 33% increased chance of developing one of those types of cancer. The juries also found that one company knew as early as the 1980s that their product could cause cancer but instead suppressed that evidence.
A study in the 1970s similarly found that a number of talcum products, including some talcum powder and baby powder, actually contained asbestos fibers, which came from the particular talcum mines that were used to obtain the talcum. A woman who used talcum powder all her life died from mesothelioma, which is usually seen in men who work around asbestos, and her autopsy found several particles of talc containing asbestos in her lungs. While asbestos-containing talc has been banned since the 1970s, exposure prior to that time might be a factor in causing cancers, and there have been some allegations that certain companies have continued mining talc from mines containing asbestos.
Have You Used Or Worked Around Talcum/Baby Powder And Developed Cancer?
Given the serious potential harm from Talcum/Baby Powder, the attorneys at the Keith Williams Law Group are reviewing potential legal action against Talcum/Baby Powder manufacturers and considering potential cases. If you or someone you know has developed cancer after using talcum/baby powder, contact the Keith Williams Law Group for a free evaluation.