Talc is a mineral found in natural deposits around the world. Comprised of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen, talcum powder is widely used in a variety of industrial, cosmetic, and household products. While it is generally considered safe for external uses, talcum powder has been found to be carcinogenic when inhaled or used on the genitals.
The link between women's use of talc powder and ovarian cancer was first detected in 1971. Studies identified talc particles in a cancerous ovarian tissue sample. Since that first discovery, many major studies have specifically examined the connection between baby powder use and rates of ovarian cancer. As data has mounted, citizens and consumer advocacy groups have called for FDA warnings and governmental regulation of the substance.
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If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using baby powder for perineal dusting, you should consult with an attorney to see if you are eligible to file a claim.
There are many reasons you may consider when determining whether to file a claim. Most important for the future of your family is to recover damages for the medical expenses, lost income, and any other losses you have sustained as a result of the disease. No amount of money can undo the wrong that has been done to your family, but compensation can help you recover financially.