Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
Los Angeles, CA—Thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women nationwide against the companies responsible for producing talcum powder, more commonly known as baby powder. The California employment class action attorneys at Marlin & Saltzman are currently investigating the causal link between prolonged talcum powder use and ovarian cancer. As of November 2016, there have been three substantial multi-million dollar verdicts in favor of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer due to sustained baby powder use.
“Studies have shown that [the] companies have been aware of the risk of prolonged exposure to talcum powder since the 1970s,” said Marlin & Saltzman partner, Alan Lazar. “There have been over twenty studies where scientists have connected talc powder and ovarian cancer.”
The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies talc use in the genital area as “possibly carcinogenic.”* Additionally, talcum powder is yet to be fully reviewed by The National Toxicology Program, which consists of parts of several different government agencies.
The attorneys of Marlin & Saltzman are looking for women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a result of continued talcum powder use. If you or a loved one regularly used talc products (five+ years) and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to compensation.
Marlin & Saltzman is recognized as a preeminent employment and consumer class action, mass tort and catastrophic injury firm, practicing throughout California and the entire nation. Our team of attorneys has over 135 years of combined experience in class actions and complex litigation. Contact the catastrophic injury lawyers at Marlin & Saltzman today and submit your claim for a free consultation.
About Marlin & Saltzman:
Since 1985, Marlin & Saltzman (www.marlinsaltzman.com) has helped hundreds of thousands of clients gain fair compensation for their employment and consumer class injuries and catastrophic injuries. In our 30 years of experience, Marlin & Saltzman has recovered more than $800 million for our clients; becoming a preeminent law firm throughout California and the entire nation. Stanley D. Saltzman is a highly-respected trial lawyer and has been recognized consistently as a Southern California SuperLawyer in the area of employment class action law by ThomsonReuters. Alan S. Lazar is our partner in charge of our mass tort practice, regularly taking on corporate America in pursuit of personal injury recoveries. For more information about our firm, please visit our website at www.marlinsaltzman.com.
*Baan, Robert A. “Carcinogenic Hazards from Inhaled Carbon Black, Titanium Dioxide, and Talc Not Containing Asbestos or Asbestiform Fibers: Recent Evaluations by an IARC Monographs Working Group.” Inhalation Toxicology 19.Sup1 (2007): 412-13. Web.