Oklahoma City Injury Attorneys Litigate Talcum Powder Cases
Experienced trial lawyers for ovarian cancer plaintiffs
As shocking as it may seem, talcum powder has now been linked to ovarian cancer. Women who used a product derived from talc and then developed ovarian cancer may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer of the product. In two recent cases, Johnson & Johnson, makers of Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Body Powder, have been found liable and ordered to pay a total of $127 million to two plaintiffs. If you suspect either of these products may have caused your cancer, Cunningham & Mears, injury attorneys in Oklahoma City, are prepared to help you get the compensation you deserve.
The case linking talc products to ovarian cancer
Talc is a naturally occurring mineral consisting of magnesium, silicon, hydrogen and oxygen, which has been mined for centuries and used in common cosmetic and hygiene products. Prior to 1973, much of the mined talc was contaminated with asbestos, a mineral that forms in proximity to talc underground and has been known to cause cancer since at least the early 20th century. Asbestos-laden talc has been linked to lung cancer and mesothelioma, but pure talc was not thought to be carcinogenic until fairly recently.
A 2003 study observed that the use of talc in feminine hygiene was associated with a higher risk of ovarian cancer, but subsequent studies have been indeterminate. Today, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organization, considers talc “possibly carcinogenic.”
The St. Louis lawsuits alleged that Johnson & Johnson had known there was a link between talc and ovarian cancer since 1971, but continued to market their products for feminine hygiene use. Thus, the company was marketing a dangerous product and using marketing to induce women to use it in an unsafe manner. Ovarian cancer is rare but particularly virulent. Although it represents only 1.3 percent of U.S. cancer cases, it is the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among women.
An Oklahoma City law firm you can trust for defective product claims
Our firm has more than 30 years of combined legal experience representing injured patients. We have secured several million-dollar verdicts and settlements for victims of defective products and dangerous drugs. The connection between your cancer and your use of a talc product may be hard to prove, so it’s important to retain experienced products liability attorneys with a track record of success. Having been selected to the Top 100 Lawyers of the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, we have the proven skill to help you maximize your recovery.
Contact our Oklahoma City injury law firm for your cancer liability case
If a dangerous talc product caused your ovarian cancer, you deserve compensation. To learn how Cunningham & Mears can manage your personal injury claim, call 405-757-1766 today or contact our Oklahoma City office online to schedule a free consultation. We charge no fees until we win for you.