Talcum Powder And Ovarian Cancer In New York State
Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. for the Help That You Need if You Were Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer After Using Talcum Powder.
Talcum powder or baby powder is a product that is advertised to help with perspiration, body odors, chafing, dampness and feminine hygiene. However, studies have shown links between contaminated talcum powder and a serious risk for cancers including ovarian and lung cancer. Women are often more likely to use talcum powder products because commercials had directed statements like “just a sprinkle a day keeps odor away” and “your body perspires in more places than just under your arms.” Therefore, it is unsurprising that many women used talcum powder products on their underarms, thighs, genital area and underwear every day, for many years. Many women even reported applying the powder directly onto their skin.
Recently, there has been an increase in lawsuits revolving around the discovery that talcum powder can cause a risk of ovarian and lung cancer. Talcum powder can be dangerous because it can contain asbestos, which is a known carcinogen. If you, or a loved one, have been using talcum powder, or used talcum powder in the past, and have been diagnosed with a serious illness or cancer, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 716-839-3939 so our Buffalo, New York talcum powder ovarian cancer attorneys can help you.
Unfortunately, ovarian cancer and ovarian tumors are very difficult to detect. Annual pap smear tests cannot help diagnose ovarian cancer; it is only used to detect cervical cancer. Presently, there are no reliable screening tests for ovarian cancer. If you suspect you have ovarian cancer, doctors will need to closely monitor your symptoms. They will need to use multiple tests to diagnose you which can include the following: a pelvic exam, an ultrasound, a genetic test, a blood test and a tissue biopsy. If you are unaware you have ovarian cancer, the warning signs can often be confused with symptoms of less serious illnesses or sometimes show no symptoms at all.
In general, most symptoms only show after the cancer has progressed to the advanced stages. The symptoms caused by ovarian tumors can include:
- Abdominal bloating;
- Loss of appetite;
- Feeling full sooner;
- Pressure in the pelvis or low back;
- Frequent urge to urinate;
- Changes in bowel movements;
- Low energy; and
- Changes in menstruation.
Ovarian cancer is categorized into more than thirty different types, depending on the cell where the cancer originated. The four main types are epithelial ovarian cancer, ovarian stromal tumors, germ cell tumors of the ovary and fallopian tube cancer. When asbestos-contaminated talcum powder is applied to the thighs, genital area or underwear, the talcum powder particles can travel into the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. The asbestos fibers are very difficult for the human body to deteriorate and can ultimately result in inflammation, DNA changes, and cell disruption—which can lead to ovarian cancer.
Since 1999, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has battled to obtain over $175,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for people who were seriously injured in Buffalo, New York and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of elite and top rated Buffalo, New York talcum powder ovarian cancer lawyers will investigate your claim and fight aggressively to obtain the best results for you. Call us today at 716-839-3939. We are available to help you!
Ovarian cancer treatment often depends on the location of the cancer and the stage of development. Ovarian cancer is categorized into stage one, stage two, stage three and stage four. One treatment option is surgery. During surgery the surgeon will remove the cancerous tissue, the effected ovary or sometimes the entire reproductive system. A less invasive option is chemotherapy, which uses medicine to minimize or eliminate the cancer. Ovarian cancer can have devastating effects on your body, your family and your financial situation.
The companies that did not properly test their products before selling them should be held accountable for the harm they caused. Jed Dietrich, Esq. believes that by holding negligent companies responsible for their dangerous and faulty products now, our community members will be safer in the future. The Buffalo, New York talcum powder ovarian illness product liability lawyers at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. want to help you. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, and we have no upfront fees and we never get paid unless you do. Call us today at 716-839-3939 for the help that you need.
WERE YOU DIAGNOSED WITH A SERIOUS ILLNESS OR CANCER AFTER USING TALCUM POWDER?
ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE EFFECTS THAT YOUR DIAGNOSIS WILL HAVE ON YOUR LIFE AND YOUR FINANCIAL SITUATION?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED TEAM OF TALCUM POWDER CANCER ATTORNEYS IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!
Currently, there are many pending talcum powder lawsuits. The lawsuits are usually against the distributors of talcum-powder products, the producers and the manufactures. The companies liable may have:
- Known that the talcum powder products were contaminated with asbestos and continued to sell them anyways;
- Failed to have properly tested the talcum powder products for contamination; and/or
- Failed to purify the talcum powder products properly.
Liability will be determined as cases proceed further. Your claim will be determined based on your history of use of talcum powder, the level of exposure and the type of harm or illnesses you have suffered. If you believe you have a claim, please call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today for your free consultation at 716-839-3939. Our compassionate team of talcum powder cancer injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York will evaluate your claim and help to determine the next steps you should take.
We understand the substantial effects that a serious illness has on you and your family. If you, or a loved one, suffered because of a company’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your:
- Lost wages: Undergoing treatment and surgeries could result in lost time at work.
- Past and future medical expenses: Hospital bills, surgery, specialists and other medical bills can quickly pile up.
- Pain and suffering: Serious illnesses can cause both physical pain and mental anguish.
- Permanent disability: Surgeries and chemotherapy can have long-term effects on the body.
If you lost a loved one as a result of ovarian cancer or other forms of related cancer because of using talcum powder, you may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. Although financial gain cannot ease the grief associated with losing a loved one, we aim to help you secure compensation to reduce the financial impact associated with their loss. Furthermore, filing a lawsuit will hopefully help protect women in the future and help to hold negligent companies responsible.
Our Buffalo, New York ovarian cancer talcum powder attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will thoroughly inspect your talcum powder related cancer claim. Every day we strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York and beyond. Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. today at 716-839-3939 so that he can fight for the compensation that you deserve.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!