SANTA ROSA, CA, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Thousands of ovarian cancer victims are coming forward to sue Johnson & Johnson – the leading manufacturer of baby powder and after shower talcum powder products. TheLawFirm.com is currently training more paralegals to take in what could be hundreds more talcum powder ovarian cancer cases. Talc is a mineral mined from rocks in the earth and, in its powder form, is used for reducing friction and absorbing moisture. Since a study published in 1971 reported talc particles embedded in ovarian cancer tumors, a debate has raged about whether certain talc use can cause ovarian cancer. For some, this debate has now been answered in a court of law.
$197 Million has been awarded (so far) by juries to women and their families alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by talcum powder products. Common talcum powder products alleged to cause ovarian cancer include popular baby powder and after shower powder.
Leading talcum powder researcher, Dr. Daniel Cramer, has testified multiple times to the association between regular genital use of talc products and an increase in the risk of ovarian. Dr. Cramer, is a medical doctor (OBGYN), a scientist, and a Professor at Harvard Medical School http://www.dfhcc.harvard.edu/member-search/insider/member-detail/member/daniel-w-cramer-md-scd/. Dr. Cramer has authored multiple studies on the ovarian cancer risk associated with talcum powder and has testified in the multiple trials to explain these risks to the juries that decided the cases.
Unfortunately, those few cases that have gone to trial are just the tip of the iceberg. Approximately 20,000 new ovarian cancer cases are diagnosed each year and many of those women will die from the disease. Hundreds of woman and families of deceased loved ones have started legal cases against pharmaceutical and consumer product giant Johnson & Johnson.
In 1994 the Cancer Prevention Coalition campaigned for warnings on talc products. The CPC supported their requests with multiple scientific studies but their requests were ignored. Many more medical studies and warning signs followed. A more complete time-line of facts is available at: http://thelawfirm.com/talcum-powder-lawsuit/
Johnson & Johnson, chose not to warn the public despite themselves being warned of the risk decades ago. In the face of three massive verdicts against them, the company continues to assert that their products do not increase the risk of ovarian cancer. There remain no ovarian cancer warnings on the company's talc products.
Talcum powder ovarian cancer is among the many cases pursued by the consumer attorneys and advocates at TheLawFirm.com. Other cases currently underway include Taxotere hair loss http://thelawfirm.com/Taxotere/, metal hips causing metal poisoning http://thelawfirm.com/hip_implant.html, transvaginal mesh causing pain and bleeding http://thelawfirm.com/transvaginal_mesh.html, nursing home abuse http://thelawfirm.com/nursing_home.html, and motor vehicle accidents http://thelawfirm.com/car_accident.html.
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