Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer after using a talc product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
How Can Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
Since the early 1970s, researchers have been studying the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. It is believed that talc powder, when applied by women around the genitals, can travel to the ovaries and become embedded in the ovarian tissue. While talc is a natural mineral, it is difficult for the body to remove the particles, which over time may cause inflammation and cancerous tumors.
Who is Most at Risk?
Studies conducted over the past 40+ years have found that women who use talcum powder on a weekly basis face a 33% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, and women who use talc on a daily basis have a 41% increased risk of developing the disease.
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
- Abdominal bloating, pressure, and pain
- Abnormal fullness after eating
- Difficulty eating
- Increased urination / urge to urinate
Talc Cancer Statistics
It is estimated that in the U.S., approximately 10% of ovarian cancer cases are the result of women using talcum powder for feminine hygiene. There are about 21,000 newly-diagnosed cases of ovarian cancer annually in the U.S., which lead to about 14,000 deaths. Therefore, approximately 2,100 cases of ovarian cancer and 1,400 deaths are caused by talcum powder each year.
Is the Talcum Powder Lawsuit a Class Action?
The talcum powder lawsuits our lawyers are pursuing will be handled individually, and not as a class action. The term “class action” refers to a type of lawsuit where a small group of individuals represent the interest of a very large group of individuals. The small group handles the litigation on behalf of the large group, and the results obtained are binding to all class members.
This is not the type of litigation we are pursuing for women who developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder. Instead, we are representing each plaintiff individually for their specific injuries and circumstances.
Need More Info?
If you’d like more information on these topics, please visit our Nivea Talcum Powder FAQ page.
Do I Have a Nivea Talcum 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 talc cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you got ovarian cancer from talcum powder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.