The Fight For Your Rights: Talc and Ovarian Cancer

…companies have been aware of the risk of prolonged exposure to talcum powder since the 1970s.

The California attorneys at Marlin & Saltzman are currently investigating cases against the companies responsible for producing talcum powder, more commonly known as baby powder.

Alan Lazar, the Marlin & Saltzman partner responsible for mass torts, states, “Our firm is committed to fighting for the rights of those injured due to the use of cancer-causing products.”

Numerous scientific studies have linked ongoing talcum powder use to an ovarian cancer diagnosis. These studies have shown that companies have been aware of the risk of prolonged exposure to talcum powder since the 1970s. To date, there have been five successful verdicts against the responsible pharmaceutical companies.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), classifies consistent “perineal (genital) use of talc-based body powder is possibly carcinogenic to humans.”

The attorneys at Marlin & Saltzman are collaborating with the attorneys at McGowan, Hood & Felder of South Carolina to fight for the rights of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer because of continued talcum powder use. Women who used talc products daily for five or more years and have an ovarian cancer diagnosis may be entitled to compensation.

In 1999, an American Cancer Society (ACS) press release cited Joseph Imperato, M.D., president of the Illinois Division of the ACS, who stated, “The American Cancer Society currently recommends that women who wish to use powder use a cornstarch-based powder and avoid talc powders at this time.”

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