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Talcum Powder/Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer Talcum Powder/Baby Powder Lawsuit: Do you qualify for compensation?

Talc-based products such as talcum powder, baby powder, body powder and/or genital deodorant sprays have been found to be the cause of ovarian cancer in women. When applied to the genital region, it is possible for talc particles to enter the female reproductive system and make direct contact with the ovaries. Talc particles may remain in the ovaries for several years, causing inflammation and creating an environment conducive to the growth of cancer cells.

Research has shown that the use of talc-based products in the genital region by women is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Despite this fact, companies across the country have directly marketed talc-based products to women for genital hygiene purposes. These products are not regulated in the United States and in many cases, these companies have failed to attach warning labels to their talc-based products. Some experts have estimated that approximately 20% of American women regularly applies talcum powder to her genitals.

If your genital region has been exposed to talcum powder, baby powder and/or a talc based product and you have been diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, it is important to file a talc lawsuit before the time limit (statute of limitations) for doing so expires. Contact a talc litigation lawyer at the Tampa law firm of Clark & Martino, P.A. today to explore your options.