Some of you or, perhaps a loved one, might have learned
that you or they have been victimized by ovarian cancer. You might also know
that there have been studies linking the use of talcum powder to a measurably
higher incidence of this dreaded condition.
Regrettably, it has become
part of our history as a nation, that manufacturers of some products learn far
sooner than we do, about the dangerous side effects of products they sell daily
to those who innocently and in created ignorance, use it generously and
frequently, without concern and without knowledge of the risks it carries.
They apply it unprotected by
the same knowledge the manufacturer has, that it is not the benign comforting
product it appears to be or is packaged to appear. The corporate concern is to
increase sales, unencumbered by announcing or highlighting the dangers posed by
some typical uses of the most innocent appearing products.
The use of that innocent
appearing, white talc container, sometimes with the most innocent and
comforting image of a smiling baby, has apparently been discovered to be the
vessel for the delivery to woman of the fearsome disease, ovarian cancer.
One of the major
manufacturers of this most basic of hygiene products has already been ordered
to pay a substantial sum in damages to the family of a woman who died from the
disease, based upon evidence the powder caused it. More women are coming
forward with similar situations to find out their rights.
If you or a loved one have
learned that you or they have this disease, and have been a long term user of
talcum powder, you may have questions you want answered as to what your legal
rights might be.