Talcum Baby Powder is linked to Ovarian Cancer
A relatively new product liability issue has been inching its way to prominence, alongside other mass tort issues such as Mesothelioma, various prescription and non-prescription medications. The late-night airwaves are bombarded with law firms seeking out potential victims of corporate malfeasance suffering various health issues resulting from the use of an offending product or product component.
One of the most trusted names in consumer health care products have been found liable in a Missouri wrongful-death case for fraud, conspiracy and negligence. The Plaintiff’s trial counsel exposed the risk-reward evaluation by various corporate: “When the deadly risk became known within the company, a choice had to be made. They could warn customers of the dangers or use a substitute for talc or hide the risk and keep on selling. Johnson and Johnson chose to hide the risk and keep selling. Ms. Fox and many other women have paid and will pay with their lives.”
The International Agency for Research on Cancer, a part of the World Health Organization, classifies the use of talc-based powders on the genital region as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Although the additional risk, if any, of ovarian cancer would be very small, the American Cancer Society suggests that women may want to avoid or limit the use of products containing talc. Talc manufacturers, “knew as far back as the 1980’s of the risk,” but rather than disclosing the risk the company decided to continue “lying to the public, lying to the regulatory agencies.” The Johnson & Johnson company position is that talcum powder as a product or product component, is safe.
As reported above, talc producers placed profits above consumer safety. The company’s reliance upon various studies rings hollow; many of the studies were commissioned and paid for to arrive at a defensible result.
If you or a loved one in your family has been victimized by this product and the culture of corporate indifference practiced by Talc Producers you should contact a lawyer immediately. There are different time-frames in each jurisdiction so the first step must be taken quickly. There may be more than one jurisdiction Plaintiff can choose to file their case. Your lawyer will know which one to choose based on various factors. These factors may revolve around jury verdicts, the statute of limitations, connection to the forum, and merits of the claim.
The lawsuits filed against talc producers have now spread to Europe. Approximately 20 claims have been filed in Ireland. Most observers believe that the number of filings of approximately 2,000 claims is the tip of the iceberg.
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