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According to the American Cancer Society, numerous studies suggest a link between talcum powder and an increased risk of lung, ovarian, and other cancers. Talcum powder has also been linked with mesothelioma. In 2018, Reuters revealed that baby powder giant Johnson & Johnson had been aware for decades that their talc-based products were contaminated with the carcinogen asbestos. And yet, they failed to disclose this information to the public.

Unfortunately, for decades, thousands of people have suffered due to the negligence of talcum powder manufacturers, like Johnson & Johnson. If you believe you were harmed by a talc-based product, like Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, the Law Offices of Ramon Garcia, P.C. can help. To find out if you have grounds to file a claim, contact our office to speak with an experienced lawyer.

To discuss your legal options with a skilled talcum powder lawsuit attorney in Hidalgo County, contactthe Law Offices of Ramon Garcia, (956) 606-3800.

What Is Talc & Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

Talc is a mineral comprised of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. Talc is used in various consumer products, including cosmetics. Talcum powder is a common personal hygiene product commonly used to keep skin dry and prevent friction. It is also used to help prevent rashes, such as diaper rash, and to reduce odors. Baby powders and body powders containing talc have been on the market for generations.

Because talc deposits are often found near asbestos deposits, talc may also contain asbestos. Asbestos is a substance that has been definitively linked to the development of cancer. Talc that contains asbestos is generally accepted as having the potential to cause cancer. Since 1976, the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrances Association (CTFA) Studies have mandated that the talc being used in products like baby powder be free from detectable levels of asbestos. Studies are still being done to determine whether talcum powder that is free of asbestos increases cancer risk.

The Link Between Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer

Women who use talcum powder in their genital area have an approximately 30% greater chance of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. There have been dozens of studies corroborating this link. Some studies also suggest that these same women may also have an increased risk of endometrial cancer. Though further research must be done on the connection between talcum powder products and ovarian cancer, the links already established are alarming.

It is believed that talcum powder causes inflammation, which, over time, can potentially cause cancerous cells to develop. It is also dangerous if inhaled. Harvard University researcher, Dr. Daniel Cramer, posited that when used in the genital area, talcum powder can travel into the vaginal canal and further up to the ovaries. Once there, talc particles can remain for several years, leading to chronic inflammation, potentially resulting in cancer.

Talcum Powder Lawsuits in 2020

Since it gained popularity in the early 1900s, countless people have used talcum or baby powder daily. This makes the growing link between talcum powder and cancer all the more troubling. Thousands of cases have been brought against Johnson & Johnson since the first lawsuit was brought in South Dakota in 2013. Since then, Johnson & Johnson has vigorously defended their position that their talcum powder is harmless.

However, according to Reuters’ report, in several instances, small amounts of asbestos were found in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder and their raw talc between 1971 and 2003. Subsequently, the USDA found trace levels of contamination, and Johnson & Johnson recalled a lot of their baby powder product. This year, Johnson & Johnson announced that their baby powder product would no longer be sold in the US or Canada.

Are You Eligible to File a Lawsuit?

Litigation is ongoing, and several manufacturers of talc and talc-based products face lawsuits. These companies include Colgate-Palmolive, Imerys Talc America, Johnson & Johnson, and Vanderbilt Minerals. Johnson & Johnson is by far the most inundated with cases, facing more than 20,000. Products named in these lawsuits include Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, Gold Bond Body Powder, and more.

If you or a loved one is a regular user of a talc-based product, like talcum powder, and developed ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. Contacting the Law Offices of Ramon Garcia, P.C. is your first step in determining if you are eligible to file a lawsuit against a talcum powder manufacturer. Our McAllen talcum powder injury attorneys fight hard for our clients, and we are honored to put our 100+ years of combined experience to work for you. For your convenience, we offer legal services in both English and Spanish.

At the Law Offices of Ramon Garcia, P.C., we are tireless in pursuing justice for our clients. To schedule a consultation today, contact us onlineor by dialing (956) 606-3800.

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