Talcum powder has been linked to an increased in ovarian cancer in women. If you’ve suffered severe side effects from using baby powder, apply for a lawsuit loan with FCA Legal Funding and receive a pre-settlement advance in as little as 24 to 48 hours.
A series of talcum powder cancer lawsuits have been brought against Johnson & Johnson, a major pharmaceutical company. Researchers have estimated that thousands of American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer caused by talc, which is used in hygiene products such as Johnson & Johnson’s popular Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brands. Talcum powder is just about the only ingredient in baby powder, except for a trace of fragrance.
If you’re one of many victims filing a product liability lawsuit against the pharmaceutical giant, you know how difficult it can be to pursue your claim and afford daily necessities. The cost of medical care alone stretches many budgets. That’s why we offer settlement funding to provide you with the cash you need now, as an advance on your future settlement.
Lawsuit funding can help compensate for medical costs, lost income, and reduced earning capacity now. After all, it’s not uncommon for product liability cases involving talc and defective drugs to go on for years. We know you can’t wait that long to pay your bills and settle your debts.
Talcum powder, made from the mineral talc, is used to sooth diaper rash, heat rash, and to eliminate body odor. Many women use it for personal hygiene. Mothers have used it on themselves and their babies to deal with moisture.
Talc is made of hydrated magnesium silicate and is the softest mineral known to exist. It occurs naturally in various forms, including fibers, crystals, and as soapstone. The mineral is used in paper, plastic, paint, and food additives. But its use by women is particularly concerning because talc particles can enter through the genital area and do significant harm inside the body. To add fuel to the fire, naturally occurring asbestos has been found in talcum powder as well.
Studies that have linked frequent use of talc powder to an increased risk in ovarian cancer also found that talc particles can remain lodged in ovaries for years. Warning signs and symptoms include:
Other signs of talc exposure include:
A 2003 study found weekly use of the product increased a woman’s cancer risk by 33%. Another study in 2008 showed that with daily use, the risk jumped to 41%. Tests to find cancer cells have identified talc fibers in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and lymph nodes around the pelvis, further linking talcum powder to substantial health risks. Talc particles have even been found in ovarian tumors.
However, studies linked talc to serious illnesses as early as 1971. While many studies showed this link, one examination found 75% of ovarian cancer tumors had embedded talc particles. In 1993, it was shown talc fibers could cause cancer in rats even if asbestos wasn’t present.
The Cancer Prevention Coalition submitted a letter to the CEO of Johnson & Johnson in November 1994. It presented research on the link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Yet, the pharmaceutical company didn’t take any action, whether it be changing the formulation, or halting sales, or providing a warning label.
As of December 2016, over 1,700 lawsuits had been filed against Johnson & Johnson in state and federal courts related to the link between its products and ovarian cancer and even death. The company lost its third baby powder trial in October 2016. In February 2020, the company was ordered by a New Jersey jury to pay $750 million in punitive damages to 16,000 plaintiffs. And in March 2020, an elderly woman in Florida won a $9 million lawsuit for malignant mesothelioma caused by its baby powder.
Johnson & Johnson has also been sued for defects in many other products, including vaginal mesh implants, hip replacement parts, contact lenses, and prescription drugs.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious illness related to talcum powder, you may be eligible for settlement funding. At FCA Legal Funding, we offer cash advances to victims of negligence and other wrongdoings. We are aware of how big pharma companies have failed the public. Complete our simple online form and we’ll talk to your personal injury attorney in Los Angeles. If we think your case has a good chance of winning, we’ll offer a cash advance on your future settlement proceeds. Apply now or call 310-424-5176.
To qualify for legal funding, you must have hired a personal injury attorney and been injured or become ill due to the use of talcum powder. Your attorney will provide all the details we need. Our underwriter assesses all the facts to decide on how much funding to offer. We process each application directly and don’t charge a fee to do so.
Johnson & Johnson has lost a series of lawsuits related to its baby powder products. We approve funding based on the chances of your case winning. But if for some reason you lose, you don’t need to repay us. We don’t expect you to submit monthly payments if you didn’t receive the funds to compensate for your losses and damages. Our repayment requirements are based only on the time of your case to settlement and the length of recovery.
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