Friday, January 31, 2014 - A nationally-renowned law firm, known for its work in product safety litigation, announces the launch of the Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Center. The Onder Law Firm‘s new website is a public resource on baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuits, and includes information about the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, as well as answers to frequently asked questions regarding baby powder cancer claims.
Talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits gained traction of late, thanks to the conclusion of the first lawsuit for ovarian cancer from baby powder in October of 2013 (Deane Berg v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, Case No. 09-4179). The jury in this federal court case found that Deane Berg, the plaintiff, had developed ovarian cancer as a result of frequent and regular use of Johnson‘s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, two Johnson & Johnson products that contain talcum powder. This court win has served as a catalyst for thousands of women and families of women to step forward to file baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuits. These cases are likely to join forces in a Multi District Litigation.
Scientific studies conducted as early as the 1970s have contributed to a body of research on the link between baby powder and ovarian cancer. Most notably, a meta-analysis published in Anticancer Research in 2003 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12820486/), which reviewed and combined results of nearly a dozen previous studies, concluded that women who use talcum powder in the genital area on a weekly basis have a 33% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. Talc particles may enter the female reproductive through direct dusting or through the use of feminine products dusted in baby powder. Once inside the body, talc can migrate to the ovaries. Talc particles that reach the ovaries are thought to cause an inflammatory response, yielding conditions that are friendly to the growth of cancer cells, accounting for the increase in risk of developing ovarian cancer. Yet baby powder and other talc product labels have never warned consumers of the cancer risk.
The Onder Law Firm is currently accepting inquiries from women and families of women who have suffered from ovarian cancer and have a history of using baby powder for genital hygiene. Baby powder lawyers are investigating these inquiries for possible talcum powder cancer lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson. The Onder Law Firm has won major settlements for clients in the areas of drug and medical device recalls, as well as product and family safety. 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 Ovarian Cancer 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.