Everyone knows what “baby powder” is and just about everyone has used it. Baby powder keeps children and adults alike, dry and rash-free. It is available in bulk and you can buy it just about anywhere. But be careful – just because you can buy it at the grocery store to treat your child’s diaper rash does not mean that it is safe to use.
Talc, the main ingredient that makes up talcum powder, is a mineral found in the earth made up of magnesium, silicon and oxygen. Numerous studies dating back to 1971 prove that the use of talcum powder around a woman’s genitals can lead to a significantly increased risk of ovarian cancer. A $72 million verdict was recently entered against Johnson & Johnson after a woman died from ovarian cancer related to her use of Shower to Shower brand powder, which she had used for many years.
Even after the verdict, Johnson & Johnson refuses to acknowledge such a link exists and has not put a warning about the relationship between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer on any of its talc-containing products. Millions of people have used these powders and remain unaware of the possible consequences and dangers of such use.
Beth Klein, managing partner at Klein Frank, P.C., has received tens of millions of dollars in verdicts for her clients against big pharmaceutical companies. She has extensive experience litigating asbestos cases, and in their natural forms, talc can contain asbestos. Having the knowledge of these issues and the expertise of the law, the attorneys at Klein Frank, P.C. know how to take on the big corporations and hold them responsible for the injuries caused by their products. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and you think that it might be related to the use of talcum powder products, contact a Boulder personal injury lawyer at Klein Frank, P.C. by calling (303) 622-3876.