Talc Powder Cancer Attorney: Tim Misny
Talc Powder Cancer Attorney: Tim Misny
Millions of men and women have used talcum powder for personal hygiene for years. Cancer usually results after long-term exposure to talc – even a small amount of asbestos found in talc powder can result in a deadly diagnosis of ovarian cancer or other cancers.
According to drugwatch.com:
In the early 70s, a possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer was first recognized. Researchers found particles of talc in ovarian and cervical tumors.
A 2007 case report in the journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology noted the presence of talc in the pelvic lymph nodes of a 68-year-old woman with stage III ovarian cancer. The patient had sprinkled talcum powder on her genital area every day for 30 years.
A 2016 study led by Cramer suggests that women who regularly dust their genital region with talc have a 33 percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer than women who don’t use baby powder.
A 2015 study by Dr. Roberta Ness had similar findings. It concluded that talc use boosts a woman’s ovarian cancer risk by 30% to 60% and eliminating the use of talcum powder could protect more than a quarter of women who develop ovarian cancer.
Types Of Cancer Caused By Talc Powder
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, or another form or cancer, and have consistently used talcum powder products, you need to call me today. Read below and see the types of cancer that are leading to talcum powder lawsuits.
Talc powder has been linked to increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer when applied to the genital area. It is suggested that talc particles may travel through the reproductive tract and cause inflammation, leading to the development of cancerous cells in the ovaries. Talc powder products were designed to used consistently to relieve irritation and moisture in the genital region.
Inhaling talc powder has been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer. Talc particles, when breathed in, may accumulate in the lungs and potentially cause inflammation and damage to lung tissues, potentially leading to cancer. Talcum powder can be found in deodorants, baby powders, and dry shampoos. If used frequently, all of these products can lead to talc powder inhalation and the risk of lung cancer.
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) or the lining of the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma). It is primarily caused by exposure to asbestos, but has also been linked to talcum powder. Many of the products involved in talcum powder lawsuits are found in your bathroom. You may have been using them everyday. Although Mesothelioma is more rare, if you have any questions, it is important you call me to discuss your claim.
Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. It is primarily caused by persistent infection with high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Cervical cancer may develop slowly over several years, starting with pre-cancerous changes in the cells of the cervix, which can be detected through regular screenings like Pap tests and HPV tests. Because talcum powder injuries are commonly linked to feminine hygiene products, this may have been the cause. Symptoms of advanced cervical cancer can include abnormal vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, pain during sexual intercourse, and an increase in vaginal discharge. If you you have been using genital talc, and have cervical tumors, you need to call me to discuss filing a talcum powder lawsuit.
Common Products Containing Talcum Powder
Johnson’s Baby Powder
Baby powder is typically made with talcum powder and used to prevent or soothe diaper rash and moisture-related skin irritations in infants. Talc based baby powder lawsuits are important, as these companies must be held accountable. Common baby powder products include:
Johnson’s Baby Powder: Johnson’s Baby Powder is a widely recognized brand of talcum powder that has been used for generations to help keep baby’s skin dry and soft.
Gold Bond Baby Powder: Gold Bond offers a baby powder product that contains talcum powder. It is designed to absorb excess moisture, reduce friction, and prevent diaper rash.
CVS Baby Powder: CVS, a popular pharmacy chain, produces its own baby powder containing talcum powder. It is intended for use on babies to keep their skin dry and comfortable.
Walgreens Baby Powder: Walgreens also offers its own brand of baby powder with talcum powder as one of the primary ingredients. It is used to help absorb moisture and maintain a dry diaper area.
Body powders, including talcum powder-based powders, are used for absorbing moisture and reducing friction on the skin. They are commonly applied to areas prone to perspiration, such as the underarms, feet, and groin. Some body powders on the market:
Shower to Shower Absorbent Body Powder: Shower to Shower is a well-known brand that offers body powders with talcum powder. These powders are often used after bathing to help absorb excess moisture, reduce friction, and provide a fresh feeling.
Gold Bond Medicated Body Powder: Gold Bond produces a range of body powders that may contain talcum powder. These powders often have additional medicated ingredients, such as menthol or zinc oxide, to help soothe skin irritations and provide relief from itching or discomfort.
Ammens Medicated Powder: Ammens Medicated Powder is a talcum-based body powder that is commonly used to help absorb moisture, soothe skin irritations, and provide a cooling sensation. It is often marketed as a body powder for overall freshness and comfort.
Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder: Lady Anti Monkey Butt is a specialized body powder that is marketed towards women. It contains talcum powder and calamine powder and is designed to absorb sweat and reduce friction in areas such as the buttocks and inner thighs. If you have developed ovarian cancer, Lady Anti Monkey Butt Powder may have been the cause.
Feminine hygiene products
Some feminine hygiene products, such as tampons, sanitary pads, and panty liners, may contain talcum powder. Also, feminine powders that are intended to absorb moisture, reduce friction, and provide a feeling of freshness may contain talcum. The powder is often used to provide a soft and smooth texture to the products. Common feminine hygiene products:
Summer’s Eve Freshening Powder: Summer’s Eve offers a freshening powder that has traditionally included talcum powder. It is marketed for use in the genital area to provide moisture absorption and odor control. It is possible, your use of this product may have led to the development of ovarian cancer cells.
Vagisil Deodorant Powder: Vagisil produces a deodorant powder specifically formulated for feminine hygiene. It has traditionally contained talcum powder and is intended to provide freshness and absorb excess moisture.
Tampons and sanitary pads: While not all tampons and sanitary pads contain talcum powder, some manufacturers have used it as an ingredient in the past. Talcum powder has been used to provide a soft and smooth texture to these products.
Many of these products are designed for daily use. If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, we need to talk. I’m a talcum powder lawyer, and I’ve spent 40 years fighting pharmaceutical companies for tougher regulations so their products are safe for consumers. Call me today, I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Face powders and cosmetics
Talcum powder is a common ingredient in face powders, blushes, and other cosmetics. It is used to give a matte finish, absorb excess oil, and help the products adhere to the skin. Cosmetic products include:
Compact Face Powder: Compact face powders, often used for setting makeup and reducing shine, can contain talcum powder as one of the main ingredients. They help provide a matte finish and absorb excess oil on the skin.
Loose Setting Powder: Loose setting powders are commonly used to set foundation and concealer, giving a smooth and long-lasting finish. Some brands include talcum powder in their formulations to assist with oil control and to help set the makeup.
Blush: Blush is a cosmetic product applied to the cheeks to add color and a healthy glow to the complexion. Certain blush formulations may include talcum powder as an ingredient, contributing to its smooth texture and ease of application.
Bronzer: Bronzers are used to create a sun-kissed or contoured appearance on the face. Some bronzer formulas may incorporate talcum powder to aid in blending and provide a soft, lightweight finish.
Highlighter: Highlighters are used to add luminosity and enhance specific areas of the face, such as the cheekbones and brow bone. While not all highlighters contain talcum powder, some brands may include it as part of their formulation.
Not all of these products use a talc based powder, but some do. Call me today for your free consultation, and we’ll talk about whether or not the one you use is a talc based product. You may be eligible to participate in a class action lawsuit! As a very concerned member of our community, I’m here to seek justice for injured victims, and to do whatever I can to hold companies responsible so consumer products are safe!
Deodorants and antiperspirants
Some deodorants and antiperspirants may include talcum powder as an ingredient. It can help absorb sweat and reduce odor, providing a dry and fresh feeling. Products:
Secret: Secret is a well-known brand that produces a range of deodorant and antiperspirant products. Some of their formulations, such as certain invisible solid or clinical strength variants, may include talc powder as an ingredient.
Degree: Degree is another popular brand that offers various deodorant and antiperspirant options. While not all of their formulations contain talc powder, certain products within their range may include it.
Mitchum: Mitchum is known for its line of deodorant and antiperspirant products, including solid sticks and roll-ons. Some formulations from Mitchum may contain talc powder as part of their ingredient composition.
We all use deodorant. If you’ve developed lung cancer or mesothelioma, you need to call me. We should discuss claim and whether or not you may be part of a talcum powder lawsuit.
Dry shampoo, often available in powder form, can contain talcum powder. It is used to absorb oil and refresh the hair between washes. Dry shampoos include:
Batiste Dry Shampoo: Batiste is a well-known brand that offers a range of dry shampoos. Some of their formulations may include talc powder as an ingredient to help absorb oil and refresh the hair between washes.
Klorane Dry Shampoo: Klorane is another popular brand that produces dry shampoos. While they have a variety of formulations, including some talc-free options, certain versions of their dry shampoos may contain talc powder.
TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo: TRESemmé is a widely recognized brand in the hair care industry. While not all of their dry shampoos contain talc powder, some formulations within their Fresh Start line may include it.
Foot powders, which may contain talcum powder, are used to absorb moisture, control odor, and provide relief from foot discomfort, such as sweaty feet and athlete’s foot. A few foot powders that include talc powder are:
Gold Bond Medicated Foot Powder: Gold Bond is a well-known brand that produces various foot care products, including foot powders. Some of their foot powder formulations may contain talc powder to help absorb moisture and provide relief from foot discomfort.
Dr. Scholl’s Odor-X Foot Powder: Dr. Scholl’s is a trusted brand in foot care, and they offer foot powders designed to control odor. While not all of their foot powders contain talc powder, certain versions, such as the Odor-X line, may include it as an ingredient.
Odor-Eaters Foot Powder: Odor-Eaters is a brand that specializes in products for odor control, including foot powders. While their formulations may vary, some versions of their foot powders may contain talc powder to absorb moisture and help combat foot odor.
Other Respiratory Issues Caused By Talc Particles
Talc is a naturally occurring mineral, and has been used in many products with household names. Let me know if you are suffering from any of these additional side effects as well.
Inhalation of talc powder can cause irritation to the respiratory system, leading to symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This is more commonly observed in individuals who are regularly exposed to talc powder.
Prolonged or heavy exposure to talc dust has been linked to the development of pulmonary fibrosis, a condition in which lung tissues become thickened and scarred. This can lead to progressive lung function impairment, breathing difficulties and sometime death.
If you have been harmed by talc powder usage, it is important to call me today!
You should not have to suffer the consequences of an asbestos-related disease alone! Talcum powder manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson are being held responsible, to the tune of billions of dollars to compensate those that were injured by asbestos-contaminated talc products.
If you believe your cancer was caused by talcum powder use, call me and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Don’t wait! There is a statute of limitation on claims. The clock starts after your cancer diagnosis.