Talcum powder is a popular choice for many women who use it daily for feminine hygiene. Yet this trusted household product may be responsible for causing a serious and deadly form of ovarian cancer in thousands of women each year. The Patrick Yancey Law Firm has the experience you need if you are suffering from Ovarian Cancer as a result of using Talcum Powder.
Talcum Powder & Ovarian Cancer
Talc is a mineral comprised primarily of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. When ground into powder, talc can absorb moisture and reduce friction. Talcum powder is widely used to help keep skin dry and prevent rashes. The most common medical condition associated with long-term use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene is ovarian cancer. Medical researchers have said that talc particles can travel through the female reproductive system and become lodged in the ovaries. Talc fibers are durable and difficult to remove from the body. Over time, these fibers can cause inflammation, which causes tumors to develop and can lead to ovarian cancer.
The American Cancer Society specifically addresses talcum powder use as a factor in determining risk for ovarian cancer. The American Cancer Society reports that more than 22,000 women will be newly diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year. In addition, over 14,000 women will lose their battle with ovarian cancer on an annual basis.
We Can Help
If you or a family member trusted the safety of talcum powder, used this product and then developed ovarian cancer as a result, the company should compensate you for your losses. The Patrick Yancey Law Firm can help you recover these losses, as well as compensation for the pain and suffering you or a family member might have experienced. Contact our office today for a free case evaluation.