The new update includes detailed information regarding clinical studies on women who have developed ovarian cancer and have a history of talcum powder use in order to determine the extent of connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer.
St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 28, 2014
Attorneys representing women in talcum powder lawsuits throughout the nation have updated the ovarian cancer warning information at their website, the Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Center. The new update includes detailed information regarding clinical studies on women who have developed ovarian cancer and have a history of talcum powder use in order to determine the extent of connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. These attorneys provide confidential case review to women and the family members of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using talcum powder for feminine hygiene.
A study published on June 12, 2013 by Cancer Prevention Research combined the results of eight previous research papers in order to create a more broad view of the risk of cancer posed by talcum powder use.* Entitled “Genital powder use and risk of ovarian cancer: a pooled analysis of 8,525 cases and 9,859 controls”, the 2013 study found that women routinely using talcum powder for perineal hygiene face a 20-30% increased risk of developing cancer. New information on the attorneys’ talcum powder website includes details of the studies that were used as the basis for this cumulative research.
Authors of this research are widely affiliated around the nation. According to the study, contributors include researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Duke University, Stanford University’s School of Medicine, The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the School of Public Health at the University of Texas, Yale University, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, among several other institutions. This study constitutes the most recent comprehensive look at talcum powder and cancer, though an earlier cumulative study, pulling together data from sixteen observation studies, was published in Anticancer Research in 2003.**
Johnson & Johnson is the leading producer of talc-based feminine hygiene products, including Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower. The cosmetic and pharmaceutical giant faces litigation regarding the connection between baby powder and cancer – two separate talcum powder class action lawsuits have been filed in Illinois*** and California****, and a South Dakota woman won an individual suit against the company in November of 2013.
The South Dakota federal court case resulted in a win for plaintiff Deane Berg when the jury determined Ms. Berg’s ovarian cancer was connected to her use of talcum powder, according to court documents. The plaintiff stated she used talcum powder for perineal dusting over the course of three decades on a routine basis, according to court documents. Her lawsuit alleged that her ovarian cancer diagnosis, which took place in December of 2006, was a result of talc in her reproductive system, according to court documents. The lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court in the Southern Division of South Dakota, is entitled Deane Berg v. Johnson & Johnson, Case 4:09-cv-04179-KES.
Proud to work for justice on behalf of American families against powerful corporate entities, The Onder Law Firm’s baby powder lawyers provide free case reviews for women who have used talcum powder products and suffer from ovarian cancer. Qualifying individuals and family members may contact an attorney through the firm’s website for a no-obligation consultation to determine if they have grounds for an ovarian cancer lawsuit. The firm’s talcum powder lawyers believe women who meet this description may be entitled to real compensation for the harm and damages they sustained while the makers and manufacturers of baby powder benefited from their business.
The Onder Law Firm welcomes baby powder lawsuit inquiries from law firms in regards to handling them or working as co-counsel.
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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. The pharmaceutical and medical device litigators at The Onder Law Firm have represented thousands of Americans in lawsuits against multinational conglomerates from products liability for manufacture of defective or dangerous products to deceptive advertising practices. Other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is also a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation. The Onder Law Firm offers information from baby powder cancer lawyers at TalcumPowderCancerLawsuitCenter.com.
***Barbara Mihalich v. Johnson & Johnson (Case No. 3:14-cv-00600-MJR-SCW in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois)
****Mona Estrada v. Johnson & Johnson (Case No. 2:14-cv-01051-TLN-KJN, in the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of California)