St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) January 14, 2015
The talcum powder ovarian cancer warning information offered by the national Onder Law Firm has been expanded at the group’s Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Center website. This comprehensive review of talcum powder cancer research offers resources from major medical groups in the United States and abroad. Talc is an unregulated in cosmetics in the United States, yet studies indicate that women who use the product on a regular basis for genital hygiene may face an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer, according to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.*
The possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer has been documented by numerous medical groups and multiple studies which are now listed on these attorneys’ website. In addition to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, groups such as the Organic Consumers Association** and the Cancer Prevention Coalition*** have published talcum powder cancer warnings. Attorneys representing clients who believe they may have grounds to file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit offer this comprehensive list as a public resource.
The most recent peer-reviewed study on the talcum powder cancer connection was published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Entitled "Genital powder use and risk of ovarian cancer", the study concluded that women who used talcum powder for genital dusting have a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer than women who did not.**** Specifically, researchers found that “genital powder use is a modifiable exposure associated with small-to-moderate increases in risk of most histologic subtypes of epithelial ovarian cancer.”
The Cancer Prevention Coalition launched a Talcum Powder Labeling Initiative in November of 1994, urging he FDA to require the addition of a cancer warning on talcum powder labels.*** A Citizen Petition was denied by the FDA at that time; talc products do not feature a cancer warning to this day. Dr. Samuel Epstein, head of the Cancer Prevention Coalition wrote in his 2013 book entitled “Criminal Indifference of the FDA to Cancer Prevention” that “the FDA remain recklessly unresponsive to [talcum powder cancer] dangers.”
Today, talc-based products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower offer no cancer warning information. Persons who believe their ovarian cancer diagnosis may be linked to their use of talcum powder have filed lawsuits in district courts around the nation. One such case, Deane Berg v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., (Case 09-4179) was won in October of 2013 in a South Dakota district court, when a jury determined that the plaintiff’s ovarian cancer diagnosis was linked to her routine use of talcum powder for perineal dusting over the course of decades. According to court documents, the plaintiff alleged that talc particles had traveled through her reproductive system and settled in her ovaries, where the substance caused inflammation and ultimately resulted in the growth of cancer cells.
Attorneys representing national lawsuits on talcum powder cancer allegations are providing no-cost, no-obligation case review to women and the families of women who believe they may have grounds for litigation. Persons who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using talcum powder products may qualify. These attorneys are investigating inquiries for possible lawsuits. The Onder Law Firm is distinguished by a track record of winning major settlements on behalf of clients in medical, pharmaceutical, and consumer safety litigation. 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 Cancer Lawsuit 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 TalcumPowderCancerLawsuitCenter.com.