Miami Talcum Powder Lawyer
While it may seem harmless, that white powder that you use to absorb moisture and reduce friction can lead to serious medical issues. In fact, talcum powder is known to cause two deadly types of cancer. Talcum powder is made from the mineral talc, which naturally contains asbestos. According to The American Cancer Society, the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrances Association (CTFA) issued voluntary guidelines in 1976 stating that all cosmetics and personal care products should be free of detectable amounts of asbestos. Unfortunately, thousands of people have become ill due to using talcum powder, whether in the form of baby powder, paint, or makeup, due to the presence of the deadly mineral known as asbestos. If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma or ovarian cancer, and you believe that talcum powder was the culprit, the experienced Miami talcum powder lawyers at Spencer Morgan Law are here to help.
What Kinds of Products Contain Talc?
According to DrugWatch.com, two out of five women use talcum powder on a regular basis. Talcum powder is found in the following products:
- Eyeshadows, face powders, foundation, lipstick, mascara;
- Baby powder;
- Face and body creams;
- Supplements and pharmaceuticals;
- Chewing gum;
- Children’s toys; and
The World Health Organization states a person who uses talcum powder in the genital region is at risk of ovarian cancer. Symptoms of ovarian cancer include :
- Pain or pressure in the pelvic area, lower abdomen, or back;
- Vaginal bleeding or abnormal discharge;
- Weight gain or loss;
- Abnormal periods;
- Gas, nausea or vomiting;
- More frequent or urgent need to urinate and/or constipation; and
- Loss of appetite, feeling full too quickly or difficulty eating.
Another type of cancer that has been linked to talcum powder is mesothelioma. This is because talc and asbestos can naturally form near each other, so when talc is sourced it can also contain asbestos particles. Asbestos fibers can make their way into a person’s lungs, abdomen, and heart and cause mesothelioma, which is a malignant tumor. Symptoms include:
- Dry coughing;
- Shortness of breath;
- Respiratory complications;
- Pain in the chest or abdomen;
- Night sweats or fever;
- Pleural effusion (fluid around the lungs);
- Weakness in the muscles; and
Tragically, mesothelioma is not curable. The average patient lives just 21 months after being diagnosed with stage one pleural mesothelioma. As such, it is important to start the process of holding the at-fault manufacturer accountable now, so that your family is financially taken care of when you are gone.
Call the Miami Talcum Powder Lawyers at Spencer Morgan Law
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, talcum powder may have played a major role in your illness, and you have the right to hold the manufacturer responsible for your damages, including your medical bills, lost earnings, loss of joy of life, pain and suffering, and more. Do not wait to take legal action. Call the experienced Miami talcum powder attorneys at Spencer Morgan Law today at 305-423-3800 to schedule a free consultation.