Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - The talcum powder ovarian cancer warning information offered by the national Onder Law Firm has been expanded at the group‘s Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Center website. This comprehensive review of talcum powder cancer research offers resources from major medical groups in the United States and abroad. Talcum powder is an unregulated substance in the United States, yet studies indicate that women who use the product on a regular basis for genital hygiene may face an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
The possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer has been documented by numerous medical groups and multiple studies which are now listed on these talcum powder attorneys‘ website. In addition to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, groups such as the Organic Consumers Association and the Cancer Prevention Coalition have published talcum powder cancer warnings. Attorneys representing clients who believe they may have grounds to file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit offer this comprehensive list as a public resource.
According to the Cancer Prevention Coalition in a May 19, 2008 press release, the risk of cancer from talcum powder posed by genital talcum powder dusting has been established in as many as 11 reports published by national and international scientific journals. Women who use talcum powder for routine feminine hygiene allegedly face an increased risk of ovarian cancer ranging from 30 - 60% higher than women who do not use the product. The group asserts that the FDA had known about the documented talcum powder cancer connection as early as 1993, when the Acting Associate Commissioner for Legislative Affairs of the Department of Health and Human Services, admitted that, "We are aware that there have been reports in the medical literature between frequent direct female perineal talc dusting over a protracted period of years, and an incremental increase in the statistical odds of subsequent development of certain ovarian cancers . . . (However) at the present time, the FDA is not considering to ban, restrict or require a warning statement on the label of talc containing products."
The Cancer Prevention Coalition launched a Talcum Powder Labeling Initiative in November of 1994, urging he FDA to require the addition of a talcum powder cancer warning on the products‘ labels. A Citizen Petition was denied by the FDA at that time; talcum powder products do not feature a cancer warning to this day. Dr. Samuel Epstein, head of the Cancer Prevention Coalition wrote in his 2013 book entitled "Criminal Indifference of the FDA to Cancer Prevention - that - the FDA remain recklessly unresponsive to [talcum powder cancer] dangers."
Today, talc-based products such as Johnson‘s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower offer no cancer warning information. Persons who believe their ovarian cancer diagnosis may be linked to their use of talcum powder have filed lawsuits in district courts around the nation. One such case, Deane Berg v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., (Case 09-4179) was won in October of 2013 in a South Dakota district court, when a jury determined that the plaintiff‘s ovarian cancer diagnosis was linked to her routine use of talcum powder for perineal dusting over the course of decades. According to court documents, the plaintiff alleged that talc particles had travelled through her reproductive system and settled in her ovaries, where the substance caused inflammation and ultimately resulted in the growth of cancer cells.
Attorneys representing national lawsuits on talcum powder cancer allegations are providing no-cost, no-obligation case review to women and the families of women who believe they may have grounds for litigation. Persons who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using talcum powder products may qualify. These attorneys are investigating inquiries for possible talcum powder cancer lawsuits. The Onder Law Firm is distinguished by a track record of winning major settlements on behalf of clients in medical, pharmaceutical, and national consumer safety litigation. The firm is nationally-renowned for its work on window blind strangulation, and has notable expertise in fighting on behalf of individuals against powerful corporations. Women and family members of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used baby powder are eligible for a free evaluation with a talcum powder attorney, and may contact the firm through its Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Center website.
The Onder Law Firm also welcomes baby powder lawsuit inquiries from other law firms, either to handle these inquiries or work as co-counsel.
About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O‘Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O‘Leary & Peterson has represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation and pharmaceutical litigation. The Onder Law Firm‘s talcum powder cancer lawyers provide information to the public at www.TalcumPowderCancerLawsuitCenter.com.