June 13th, 2016|
Talcum powder is a key ingredient in a variety of feminine hygiene products. For generations, women have used these products and continue to even today. Traditionally, talcum powder contained asbestos, which is known to cause cancer if inhaled. Although talcum powder has been asbestos-free since the 1970s, it may still be just as dangerous.
Recent studies have linked the prolonged use of products containing talcum powder to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Products that may contain talcum powder include:
- baby and shower powders,
- condoms and diaphragms,
- feminine washes,
- sanitary napkins and tampons,
- vaginal deodorants.
Since the link to ovarian cancer was found, many victims have come forward to hold the manufacturers of these products accountable, leading to landmark verdicts. In 2016, a jury awarded the family of a 62-year-old woman who died from ovarian cancer $72 million.
If you or someone you love developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products, contact our San Francisco drug injury lawyers immediately. We’ll investigate the cause of your illness and hold the responsible parties accountable. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries, so don’t wait to get the help you need. Call us today.