Talcum Powder And Uterine Cancer
When we use a product that has been deemed safe for the public, we want to believe this to be true, so those affected by talcum powder and uterine cancer may be surprised to learn that the company Johnson & Johnson may be responsible. Studies that examine cancerous ovarian tissue under a microscope have identified talc bodies within the tissue. Talc is a natural mineral made of oxygen, magnesium, and hydrogen, that gets mined from our earth. However, baby powder made with talcum powder by Johnson & Johnson has been shown to sometimes be tainted with asbestos, which is a harmful material for humans to inhale, ingest, or absorb. So essentially, if you have been diagnosed with uterine cancer and have used baby powder, it’s worth contacting Cohen & Cohen to learn if you qualify for a settlement award.
What To Know About Talc
When talc is ground up to create baby powder, the mineral will help absorb moisture and minimize friction. But the issue is that if you are a woman and have used this powder on your genital area, these particles can migrate within and from there travel to your ovaries where they get trapped. These trapped particles can then lead to inflammation and the eventual development of cancer cell growth. While talc is present naturally in the earth, if it becomes tainted with asbestos particles, real damage can result. If you have more questions about talcum powder and uterine cancer, we are only a phone call away.
Factors For Eligibility
To have grounds for taking legal action against Johnson & Johnson, there are certain criteria that must be met. Firstly, your diagnosis must be a form of ovarian cancer or Invasive Fallopian Tube Cancer. Secondly, you must have used baby powder every day within the past four years of minimum usage. Thirdly, you must have specifically utilized the powder released by Johnson & Johnson and dusted your genital area with the product. Then, you must have a biopsy result that shows positive evidence of talcum powder. You cannot have a genetic disorder that predisposes you to having ovarian cancer, such as the BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 genes. Lastly, your diagnosis must have occurred after the year 2005, or have documentation of a surgical pathology report. If you are not sure if you meet the criteria for eligibility, a team member is ready to assess your case.
Realizing that you could have been diagnosed with an illness due to using Johnson & Johnson baby powder can come as a shock. After all, you want to trust that what is released to the public is properly inspected and evaluated for safety. If you want to know more about filing a lawsuit due to the connection between talcum powder and uterine cancer, now is the time to reserve a consultation. At Cohen & Cohen, we take very seriously the impacts that unsafe products have on people and are ready to work on your behalf. Please call today for a case evaluation and compensation assistance.