Simien & Simien is Investigating Talcum Powder Claims for Women Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer

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NIH Research Shows Women Who Use Talcum Powder on a Weekly Basis May Have an Increased Risk of Developing the Disease

Since the 1970s, numerous studies have indicated a link between perineal use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer.

Simien & Simien is investigating claims for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum or baby powder. Women that use talcum powder on a weekly basis on their perineum may have a 33 percent increased risk of developing invasive epithelial ovarian cancer, according to a National Institutes of Health abstract of a meta-analysis published in the March-April 2003 edition of Anticancer Research.

Eulis Simien, of the law offices of Simien & Simien, said of their investigations of cases of ovarian cancers and baby powder, "If a woman is suffering from ovarian cancer and is about to have surgery, there are important things she needs to know. If she had long term use of baby powders as a child or even as an adult, that may be the cause of her cancer. . . . Upon removal, the tissues should be preserved for examination. It may be possible to find particles of talc in the tissue and link it to certain ovarian cancers."

Since the 1970s, numerous studies have indicated a link between perineal use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is a serious disease that claimed nearly 14,000 lives in the United States during 2013, according to statistics from the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

In the recent case of Deane Berg v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., (U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, Case No. 09-4179), Deane Berg, a South Dakota woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder products for thirty years, sued the company in federal court. The jury found that Berg’s cancer was in fact linked to her use of talcum powder. Berg’s successful legal action was against Johnson & Johnson and the talc mining companies Luzenac America and Rio Tinto Materials.

Talc is a powdered mineral containing many elements including silicon, magnesium and oxygen which used in many cosmetic products like facial powder and baby powder.

Simien & Simien’s ovarian cancer lawyers are offering free consultations to women diagnosed with the disease following the use of talcum powder or baby powder products. Those interested in a free legal evaluation can contact Simien & Simien at (800) 374-8422 or visit their website to determine if they may have grounds to file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit.

About Simien & Simien
The personal injury attorneys at the law offices of Simien & Simien have in-depth knowledge of maritime law, class action and mass tort litigation with serious emphasis on personal injury cases and cases of wrongful death from industrial, vehicular, and other life-threatening or debilitating accidents. Licensed to practice in Louisiana and Texas, Simien & Simien strive for perfection in all that they do and have an impeccable reputation from the thousands of clients that have sought their representation in legal affairs throughout the years. For a confidential and free case review, visit, or call (800) 374-8422.

Simien & Simien
7908 Wrenwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
(225) 925-1411 or (800) 374-8422

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