Talcum Powder

Fort Lauderdale Talcum Powder Attorney

Anthony Quackenbush is a Fort Lauderdale Talcum Powder Lawyer. Talcum Powder is a product that has been on the market for years. It is a product that has come to be used by women for cosmetic reasons. Nevertheless, women have been getting diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a result of their talcum powder usage. If you are one of these women, Mr. Quackenbush can help.

Talcum powder is frequently sold in the form of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder Product. Johnson & Johnson baby powder contains talc, which is a mineral mined by a company called Imerys Talc America, Inc. After mining the talc, Imerys sells it to Johnson & Johnson, which uses the talc in its baby powder product. It is the baby powder product that women have been using vaginally/on their genitals for cosmetic reasons – and that has been causing ovarian cancers. In fact, it has been proven that talcum powder increases a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer by 30-60%.

The way that this works is that women dust their genitals with talcum powder/baby powder. After this initial use, talcum powder migrates up the vagina and eventually reaches the ovaries. There, it can cause an inflammatory response which can lead to ovarian cancer.

Talcum Powder can cause various types of cancer. These include:

  • Epithelial Ovarian Cancer (which can be serous, borderline tumors, or clear cell),
  • Primary peritoneal, or
  • Fallopian tube.

If you have developed ovarian cancer as a result of talcum powder usage anyplace in the State of Florida, contact this Fort Lauderdale Talcum Powder Law Firm at 786-294-7711 for free, no obligation consultation. Mr. Quackenbush will gladly talk to you about your case for free.

If you decide upon Mr. Quackenbush to represent you in your case, he will do so on a contingency basis. This means that he won’t get paid until you’ve made a recovery in your case, so there is absolutely no risk to you.

Talcum Powder Case-criteria Provided by this Fort Lauderdale Talcum Powder Lawyer

Criteria for a talcum powder/ovarian cancer case include:

  1. You may have a talcum powder/ovarian cancer case if you used talcum powder for genital hygiene for more than four years.
  2. Some women may have an inherited genetic mutation (in the form of either BRCA 1 & 2 or Lynch Syndrome) which may make them predisposed to developing ovarian cancer. In fact, it has been proven that 15-20% of women with ovarian cancer had inherited genetic mutations. This may make it harder to bring a case – although it is not an absolute bar to bringing a talcum powder/ovarian cancer case.
  3. If you have a family history of ovarian cancer, it also may be more difficult for you to pursue a talcum powder/ovarian cancer case – although again this is not an absolute bar to bringing a case.
  4. If you have a prior history of pelvic cancers, it may also be more difficult for you to pursue a talcum powder/ovarian cancer case – although again this is not an absolute bar to bringing a case.
  5. There is no age limit on the women who can bring talcum powder/ovarian cancer case. Women of all ages develop ovarian cancer as a result of talcum powder usage.
  6. In order to determine if you have a talcum powder/ovarian cancer case, it will be important for a medical doctor to review your pathology (i.e., an analysis of your tissue sample). This will reveal if there was talc in your ovaries. If there was talcum powder if your ovaries and you developed ovarian cancer, it will be much easier to prove that your talcum powder usage caused the cancer.
  7. If you are a smoker, it may make it more difficult to bring a talcum powder/ovarian cancer case. This is because smoking increases the risk of cancer. Once again, however, smoking is not an absolute bar to bringing a case.

If you meet the criteria above, contact this Broward County Talcum Powder Attorney. If you’ve developed ovarian cancer as a result of your genital talcum powder usage, then Mr. Quackenbush might be able to help.

Guidance in Time of Need Provided by this South Florida Talcum Powder Attorney

Because talcum powder is a cosmetic product, it does not require approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As such, Johnson & Johnson is not required to share safety information with the FDA. It is also not required to run tests to demonstrate safety, although it is required to make sure that its products (such as its baby powder/talcum powder products) are safe).

The above clearly wasn’t done, and you may be able to pursue a case as a result. Contact this South Florida Talcum Powder Attorney to see if you have a case.

The Food and Drug Administration does require that cosmetic products (such as Johnson & Johnson baby powder) contain warning statements to advise of potential health hazards. Despite the increased risk of ovarian cancer associated with its baby powder/talcum powder products, Johnson & Johnson does not include a warning on its baby powder products.

As a result, you may be able to pursue a “failure-to-warn” case. That is, manufacturers of products are required to warn consumers of potential risks of those products. If they don’t and a consumer is harmed as a result (e.g., by developing ovarian cancer, then the consumer can pursue a failure to warn case against the manufacturer of the product.

Contact this Broward County Talcum Powder Law Firm

If you have developed ovarian cancer due to talcum powder usage anywhere in the State of Florida, contact Mr. Quackenbush for a free, no obligation consultation at 786-294-7711. Mr. Quackenbush will gladly talk to you about your case at no charge to you.

Should you decide to hire this Broward County Talcum Powder Lawyer, he will work on contingency – which means that there will be no charge to you until you’ve received compensation in your case. So, there is no risk to you whatsoever.

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