New York Talcum Powder Lawsuit Attorney
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Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. is now reviewing claims on behalf of women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products in the perineal region. It has been alleged that Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of talc-based baby powder and Shower-to-Shower brand powder, has known about the cancer risk for decades and failed to adequately warn consumers. If you or a loved one has developed ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products, contact our firm immediately. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the product.
Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?
Evidence dating back to 1971 shows that talc-containing products increase a woman’s chance of developing ovarian cancer when used near the genital region by 33 percent. Research has found that talc particles can travel into a woman’s ovaries, becoming embedded in the ovarian tissue. Since it is difficult for the body to remove these particles, talc remaining in the body can potentially lead to inflammation and the formation of malignant tumors. Knowing this, both the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute have acknowledged talc use near the genitals as a risk factor for the development of cancer.
A jury recently found that in spite of this evidence, Johnson & Johnson refused to add warning labels to their products although they knew the risks their product posed for decades. Johnson & Johnson continues to defend its products in court and denies all liability.
Johnson & Johnson has already been named in hundreds of lawsuits filed by injured women or the families of lost loved ones seeking restitution. In early 2016, a jury awarded $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer after using talcum powder for years.
No Cost to Begin Your Case – Call Our Talcum Powder Lawyers Now
When you bring your personal injury case to Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., you will not have to pay up-front fees to begin your case. We get paid if we make a recovery on your behalf. Case evaluations are provided free of charge, so you have nothing to lose and potentially much to gain by giving us a call.
Since 1977, our firm has provided trusted legal advocacy in New York City’s five boroughs and has recovered more than $1 billion for injured clients. We are unrelenting when it comes to holding negligent manufacturers accountable for protecting their own interests rather than the health and safety of consumers. Let our firm help you pursue justice for the damage that has been done to you and your family.
Contact us today to speak with a New York product liability attorney: 212-227-4000.