For more than 40 years, there has been evidence linking talcum powder products like McKesson Baby Powder to ovarian cancer, a life-threatening disease that begins in the ovaries.
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 is McKesson Baby Powder?
McKesson Medi-Pak Performance Baby Powder is pure cornstarch with aloe and vitamin E to help keep skin soft and smooth. The product is packaged in a shaker bottle to allow easy application of powder.
What’s the Problem?
Medical professionals have known for years that talcum powder, or baby powder, may increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer when applied around the genitals for perineal hygiene. More than 1,000 women across the U.S. have filed suits against Johnson & Johnson—the world’s largest manufacturer of healthcare products—claiming the company failed to adequately warn about the risk of ovarian cancer from Johnson’s Baby Powder.
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How Can Talc Cause Ovarian Cancer?
Women who use talc-containing products for feminine hygiene may have talc particles in their ovarian tissues. Talc particles can remain in the body for years, even after talcum powder use is discontinued. The particles can cause inflammation in the ovaries that allows cancer cells to form, grow and spread.
Talc Ovarian Cancer Statistics
Nearly 25,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the U.S. each year, and about 15,000 women die from the disease. As with any disease, there are many possible contributing factors in the development of ovarian cancer. Some experts now believe up to 10% of all ovarian cancer cases in the U.S. could be related to long-term exposure to talc in baby powder products.
Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:
- Abdominal bloating or swelling
- Quickly feeling full when eating
- Weight loss
- Discomfort in the pelvis area
- Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
- A frequent need to urinate
How Can I Tell if Talc Caused my Ovarian Cancer?
In most cases, doctors who provide ovarian cancer treatment focus on fighting the disease rather than identifying its cause. However, the same tissue samples and pathology reports that are used to diagnose the cancer can be examined to determine whether your ovarian tissues contain talc fibers. By reviewing your medical records and sending your pathology reports to an expert, we can determine whether talc may have caused your ovarian cancer.
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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.