Talcum powder is one of the most common ingredients in hygiene products, used in facial powders, body powders, cosmetics, and more. The widespread use of products with talcum powder makes the recent medical discovery even more frightening. Studies have linked the use of products containing talcum powder to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women.
Feminine hygiene products that contain talc include:
- baby powder,
- body powders, such as Shower to Shower®,
- feminine washes,
- sanitary napkins,
- and vaginal deodorants.
Since the ovarian cancer link was discovered, many victims have come forward to hold the manufacturers of these products accountable. Some of these lawsuits have resulted in massive settlements and verdicts, including a $72 million verdict in 2016 for a 62-year-old woman who died of ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products for feminine hygiene.
If you or someone you love suffered ovarian cancer after using talcum powder, call our experienced drug injury lawyers immediately for a free evaluation. Our team of investigators and medical professionals will determine if your condition is linked to talcum powder use. If a link exists, we’ll fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. You deserve to be paid for what you’ve gone through. Give us a call today.