Talcum powder has been used in feminine hygiene products for decades. Traditionally, talcum contained asbestos, a powder-like substance known to cause cancer if inhaled. Due to the health concerns associated with asbestos, talcum powder has been asbestos-free since the 1970s. However, talcum may still pose a serious threat to women.
Recent studies have linked modern talcum powders to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women. Talcum powder can be found in hundreds of hygiene products, including:
- baby powder and body powders,
- feminine washes,
- sanitary napkins,
- and vaginal deodorants.
Many cancer victims who used products containing talcum powder have come forward to hold the manufacturers accountable for the harm their products cause, leading to landmark verdicts. Earlier this year, the family of a 62-year-old woman who died from ovarian cancer was awarded $72 million. A similar case received a $55 million verdict as well.
If you or someone you love was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using products containing talcum powder, now is the time to get the help you need. Call our Indiana drug injury lawyers immediately for a free evaluation of your claim. You may be entitled to significant compensation for your condition, call us today.