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Talcum Powder Litigation Lawyer in Peoria
Working to Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
Despite known health risks, several major U.S. companies continued manufacturing talcum powder for decades. Many women who used the product for personal hygiene reasons were unwittingly put at an increased risk for health complications, including mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. At Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law, we are committed to holding negligent talc powder manufacturers, distributors, and other related entities liable for putting profits ahead of public safety. For years, our Peoria talcum powder litigation lawyer has been handling mass torts related to talcum powder litigation. We strive to recover compensation for victims and their families.
Health Risks Associated with Talcum Powder Use
Studies have revealed a clear connection between talcum powder usage and certain diseases, most notably ovarian and lung (mesothelioma) cancer. In fact, certain studies have shown that women who frequently used talcum powder on or near the genital area were at a 30-60% increased risk of cancer. Furthermore, use of talcum powder manufactured before the 1970s has been linked to an increased risk of mesothelioma, a respiratory disease caused by the powder becoming airborne and entering the lungs. This is because pre-1970s talc powders often contained asbestos, a mineral that has since been proven to cause cancer. Talc powder itself has also been shown, in some studies, to cause irritation, leading to chronic inflammation in the lungs.
What to Do If You Suspect Talcum Powder Caused Your or Your Loved One’s Cancer
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer, or your loved one was diagnosed or died from cancer and you believe talcum powder usage may have been the cause, it is important that you speak with an experienced talcum powder litigation lawyer in Peoria as soon as possible.
In addition, you will want to do the following:
- Gather any information you have about your/your loved one’s talcum powder usage. This includes the brand of talcum powder, the specific product, the frequency of use, and more.
- Gather documents and information related to your diagnosis, including any medical records, history of medical treatment, and other relevant items.
- Contact Joel E. Brown, Attorney at Law for a free consultation. Our team can help you understand your legal options and determine the best course of action.
Our firm is not afraid to take on large companies, such as Johnson & Johnson and others that prioritize their own profits over consumer safety. We have extensive experience handling these types of mass torts and can help you understand what to expect from the process.
To learn more, or to schedule your free initial consultation, contact us at (309) 271-1118 today.
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