At Legally Pink Law, we always have your best interest in mind. New research
indicates that there could be a
connection between the use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer, and we will keep
you informed as case law begins to determine what recourse consumers may have.
Over the last few decades more than 20 studies have been conducted concerning
the effects of using talcum powder. The studies all found a limited increase
for risk of ovarian cancer but were considered negligible scientifically.
However, Dr. Daniel Cramer, a researcher and Harvard professor of medicine
argues that different subgroups and amounts of exposure can cause people
much higher risk. The higher the dose and the more often a woman uses
talcum powder, the more likely they are to develop ovarian cancer, despite
having no family history of it. The first talcum powder ovarian trial
in the U.S. took place last October. The plaintiff, Deane Berg had used
talcum an estimated 8,000 times over her lifetime. Berg has no family
history and no other risk factors but was diagnosed with stage three ovarian
cancer. Talc was found within her lymph nodes, endometrium, and her ovaries.
The jury in the case found that the defendant Johnson & Johnson failed
to warn of the risks but did not award damages. The jury decided that
the product itself was not considered defective. Dr. Cramer is currently
working on a new study in order to confirm his belief of the strength
of the link between ovarian cancer in women and their use of talcum powder.
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