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St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) November 13, 2014
A new study published in the International Journal of Occupational & Environmental Health* has revealed that some talcum powder products may still contain asbestos, contrary to popular belief. On the tails of the first successful talcum powder lawsuit, which was won in a South Dakota federal court in October of 2013**, women and the family members of women who have suffered from ovarian cancer and have a history of using talcum powder products are seeking legal representation. In light of the new research, talcum powder attorneys at the Onder Law Firm are renewing their efforts to provide free talcum powder lawsuit case review nationwide.
The study, “Asbestos in commercial cosmetic talcum powder as a cause of mesothelioma in women”, was published in the October 2014 issue of the International Journal of Occupational & Environmental Health. According to an article on the resesarch published in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer***, new talc-based products manufactured overseas are imported to the United States without safety testing. In the new study, researchers tracked asbestos-contaminated talc from its original mining site, through the manufacturing process where it was used in Cashmere Bouquet, a scented powder product for women, and then into the lungs of its users.
Asbestos is a known carcinogen, the inhalation of which causes mesothelioma, a highly fatal form of cancer, according to the Seattle P.I. The new study documented several talcum powder users, at least one whom was a woman who developed and died from cancer, according to the P.I. In addition to the dangers of inhaling asbestos-laden talcum powder, the article states that medical researchers also attribute ovarian cancer to talc-based products, including baby powder and body powders, as well as products dusted with talcum powder such as feminine hygiene products, diaphragms, condoms, and medical examining gloves.
The Onder Law Firm, known for its superior work in family and product safety litigation, serves as an advocate for women and families who believe they may have been harmed by talcum powder products. Jim Onder says, “We all want our families to be safe and free from harm. When good people are injured or harmed through no fault of their own, we are called to action. Seeking justice on behalf of American families, no matter the complexity of the case, is our mission.” Based on the outcome of the first talcum powder cancer lawsuit,attorneys handling talcum powder claims believe that women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using talcum powder for perineal dusting may have grounds for litigation.
The first talcum powder lawsuit for ovarian cancer was won in October of 2013 (Deane Berg v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., U.S. District Court in South Dakota, Case No. 09-4179). The plaintiff in the case, Ms. Deane Berg, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer following a long history of talcum powder use for feminine hygiene, according to court documents. The federal jury convened for this trial determined that Ms. Berg’s cancer was linked to the presence of talc particles in her ovaries. Ms. Berg made routine use of Johnson & Johnson’s Shower to Shower and Johnson’s Baby Powder products for decades prior to her cancer diagnosis, according to court documents.
The FDA has little to no regulatory control over the cosmetics industry, according to the P.I. Multiple public health advocates are referenced in the article, stating that dangerous cosmetic products have remained in wide use in the United States because no federal agency has the power to enforce safety regulations for cosmetics.
The Onder Law Firm is currently accepting inquiries from women and families of women who have suffered from ovarian cancer and have used talc-based products on a regular basis. These attorneys are investigating inquiries for possible talcum powder lawsuits. The Onder Law Firm is distinguished by a track record of winning major settlements for clients in the areas of drug and medical device recalls, as well as product and family safety. Nationally recognized for its leadership on window blind strangulation, these talcum powder attorneys have 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.
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 talcumpowderovariancancercenter.com.
**Deane Berg v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., U.S. District Court in South Dakota, Case No. 09-4179