Could Your Cancer Be Linked To Talcum Powder Use?
Nance Cacciatore welcomes questions from women with reproductive cancers who have used talcum powder for multiple years on or near the genitals. Since the first study on this issue was conducted in 1971 (Daniel Cramer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital), researchers continue to question and study talc and its impact on ovarian cancer risks. Many scientists are conflicted on the results, while research evidence has shown that talc powder particles can travel to the ovaries and remain in the tissue, causing inflammation and the formation of tumors.
Additional studies have been performed over the past four decades, with evidence of the link between talc and ovarian cancer. As a result, the American Cancer Society has added talcum powder to its lists of risk factors for ovarian cancer. Despite the studies and possible links of talc and cancer, Johnson & Johnson has not placed warnings about risk factors on their products.
Nance Cacciatore is reviewing claims of individuals who regularly used talcum powder over multiple years, and have been diagnosed with one of the following types subtypes of ovarian cancer (as shown in the chart below). It is important that you contact an experienced talcum powder attorney to explore your options if you feel you have been harmed.
What Types of Cancer are Linked to Talcum Powder?
Women must have been diagnosed with one of the following subtypes of ovarian cancer:
- Uterine Cancer, or
- High Grade Serous Invasive Carcinoma of the Ovary, or
- Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma of the Ovary, or
- Serous Invasive Fallopian Tube Cancer
Is There an Age Limit for Diagnosis?
Women must be under the age of 70 when diagnosed.
Are There Any Special Requirements?
We will need confirmation that ovarian tissues have been preserved (preferably all cancerous tissue removed during surgery). We will also request an inventory report from the treating facility and will order slides for examination of foreign materials.
What is Needed for a Wrongful Death Case?
We need to verify that the cause of death was ovarian cancer, verify the next of kin and identify the executor of the estate. However, if the cause of death was not ovarian cancer, we cannot pursue the claim.
What if I have a BRCA 1 & 2 Gene Mutation?
We cannot take a claim for an injured party that received a positive test result for the BRCA 1/BRCA 2 Gene Mutation.
Does it Matter What Type of Talcum Powder I Used?
The injured party must have used Johnson & Johnson baby powder and/or Shower-to-Shower powder regularly (daily, or at least a few times a week) for a minimum of five years POST PUBERTY.
What Do I Do Next?
If you have questions or concerns about your talcum powder use and a cancer diagnosis, we can provide a no-cost consultation to provide answers.
As one of nine law firms selected by Florida’s Governor to handle the State lawsuit against the Tobacco Industry, we are experienced in assisting individuals who have been injured by harmful products and are dedicated to helping clients get the compensation they deserve. We’ve worked with clients for more than 50 years and our founding partner, S. Sammy Cacciatore, is one of the few Florida lawyers who is board certified in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys.