Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using talcum powder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.
What’s the Problem?
Women who regularly use talc-based products like McKesson Baby Powder for feminine hygiene may have an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. When applied to the genitals, talc fibers in baby powder can travel through the female reproductive system and into the ovaries.
How Can Baby Powder Cause Cancer?
Baby powder is made from talc, which is a mineral composed of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Talc is structurally similar to asbestos, which is a known human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance). In fact, until the early 1970s, some talcum products were contaminated with asbestos.
When talc is pulverized to make baby powder, the mineral absorbs moisture and reduces friction. These properties make talc a widely used ingredient in personal hygiene and cosmetic products, as well as many other consumer goods.
The problem is that when talcum powder is used on the genitals, talc particles can travel from the vagina into the ovaries, where they remain trapped. These trapped talc particles cause inflammation, which can lead to the growth of cancer cells.
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Talcum Powder Facts
- 1 in 5 women in the U.S. regularly use talc-containing hygiene products
- African-American women are more likely to use talc
- Talc fibers can take many years to fully dissipate from the body
- Talcum powder has been banned from condoms and medical gloves
- Pediatricians no longer encourage parents to use baby powder made with talc on infants due to adverse health effects
- If inhaled, talcum powder can cause acute to chronic lung irritation known as “talcosis”
Does McKesson Baby Powder Have Talc?
Since the mid-1970s, McKesson Baby Powder has contained cornstarch in place of talc. However, if you used the product prior to that and developed mesothelioma or ovarian cancer, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation for your injuries.
Is There a Class Action?
No class action lawsuit has been filed over cancer cases alleged from McKesson Baby Powder, and it is unlikely that any such action will be filed in the near future. However, our lawyers are accepting potential individual suits on behalf of injured parties. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.
Do I Have a McKesson Baby Powder Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in talcum powder lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new mesothelioma and ovarian cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got mesothelioma or ovarian cancer from a talc product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.