Medical Negligence Claims: Talcum Powder
While lawsuits filed against medical malpractice have been on the rise in recent years, you may be surprised to know that these types of lawsuit can cover a wide range of issues. From legal issues regarding drug prescriptions to those involving patient/practitioner relations, the scope of medical negligence can reach as far as brand-name manufacturers. Let’s take a look at medical negligence claims for talcum powder and how they can assist you.
The Talcum Powder ovarian cancer lawsuit
A medical malpractice lawsuit has been created to facilitate those who have health issue as a result of using talcum powder based products. The charges included within the lawsuit are brought against talcum powder manufacturers Johnson & Johnson, Baby Magic and Valeant Pharmaceuticals. This specific malpractice lawsuit pertains to the product’s links between personal hygiene and ovarian cancer.
Stating that the manufacturers of Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower to Shower (Valeant Pharmaceuticals) and Baby Magic Baby Powder intentionally withheld important information regarding the medical implications of using their products for over 40 years, the lawsuit supports women who have developed ovarian cancer as a result of extended use on the genital area.
Arguing that, had women been informed that the powder could cause ovarian cancer if repeatedly exposed to the ovaries (through the vagina), then due care and consideration may have been applied. As these products are readily available and are purported to be safe to use, and as there are seemingly no health concerns attached, there are no guidelines outlining safe usage.
As with all medications, there is a statute of limitations regarding the talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit, meaning that there is a restricted time frame in which you can file a claim. This restriction varies between regions, so it is advised that you should seek legal advice as soon as possible. Potential lawsuits hoping to file against these companies will not be accepted outside of the specified window.