Talcum powder has been in the news for years now. There have been hundreds of cases filed against Johnson & Johnson for their talcum powder products. Thousands of women have come forward complaining about talcum powder and how it has sickened them.
Issues have ranged from minor to deadly for some talcum powder victims across the country. Here are some common injuries caused by the use of talcum powder.
One of the most common injuries caused by the use of talcum powder is that of ovarian cancer. Many women have used talcum powder on the privates to prevent sweating, moisture and other issues. When women applied the powder to their privates, it would travel through the vagina and into the uterus and fallopian tubes. It was discovered that the powder’s silica would lodge itself into the tissue causing inflammation, which leads to cancer.
If you have been diagnosed with uterine or ovarian cancer due to the use of talcum powder, it’s best to seek compensation for the injuries suffered. You will be able to seek compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses and more. If you lost a spouse due to ovarian cancer or uterine cancer, you will be able to acquire compensation for loss of consortium and loss of support.
People expect to be safe when using a regular household item such as talcum powder. Not many people would’ve thought that such an item would cause so much harm to people. If you feel you have been injured or sickened by using talcum powder, it’s best to stop using the powder immediately and consult with you doctor.