Boca Raton, 06/03/2016 /SubmitPressRelease123/
Talcum powder may lead to ovarian cancer. Boca Raton drug litigation attorneys Osborne & Associates can help women who believe talcum powder caused their cancer
There may be thousands of American women suffering and dying from ovarian cancer that was caused by talcum powder use. The risk of the substance is becoming more widely known and Boca Raton drug litigation attorneys Osborne & Associates are ready to help those dealing with this disease.
One of the world’s largest personal care and pharmaceutical companies, was hit with a $72 million dollar verdict in February in a talcum powder lawsuit brought by the estate of Jacqueline Fox in state court in St. Louis, Missouri. She died of ovarian cancer at the age of 62 and the jury found her use of talcum powder played a role in the development of her disease.
The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,280 American women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016 and about 14,240 women will die of the disease this year. An epidemiologist who testified for Ms. Fox’ estate estimated about 10% percent of those who die have ovarian cancers linked to talc. A pathologist who testified for the plaintiff stated he found talc in Fox’ ovaries, which caused inflammation which in turn caused her cancer.
The Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics estimates that in 2010 1,438 new cases of ovarian cancer were diagnosed in the state and 943 died of the disease. If talc was a factor in 10% of these cases 143 women in Florida had to cope with a disease caused by talcum powder and 94 women died of cancer due to its use.
The risk for ovarian cancer is a third higher for women who regularly use talcum powder around their genitals according to a medical study published in December 2015 reports Reuters.
· The study is based on researchers asking 2,041 women with ovarian cancer and 2,100 similar women without it about their talcum powder use.
· Those who said they routinely applied talc to their crotches, sanitary napkins, tampons and underwear had a 33% higher risk of ovarian cancer.
The lead author of the study is Dr. Daniel W. Cramer who heads the Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He has unsuccessfully called for warning labels on talcum powder in the U.S. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified genital talc as possibly carcinogenic in 2006.
Osborne & Associates Law Firm, P.A., has more than fifty years of combined experience helping plaintiffs seeking compensation for their injuries. Their Boca Raton drug litigation attorneys have extensive experience successfully litigating even the most challenging cases. Those who believe their ovarian cancer may be linked to talcum powder use should contact the firm at (561) 800-4020 for a free consultation about their potential talcum powder lawsuit.
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