A new scientific study on talcum powder provides additional evidence that the powder may be linked to the development of mesothelioma.
A recent article from Time Magazine, reports on a case study involving 33 individuals that “provides some of the strongest proof yet that exposure to asbestos-tainted talcum powder may cause malignant mesothelioma.” Mesothelioma is a type of terminal cancer that invades the inner lining of lung tissue.
Influence in the Courtroom
A law professor at Rutgers commented to Time that this study could potentially boost the claims of plaintiff’s filing lawsuits against companies like Johnson & Johnson, who are facing legal claims that their talc contains asbestos. Asbestos is a known factor in causing the development of the cancer.
No matter what happens, one of the co-authors on the study Jacqueline Moline, mentioned to Time that she hopes above all else that the results help bring the issue of asbestos in talcum powder and talc based products to a greater light and that “anything you use on your body or in your body, you want to be careful [about].”
Diagnosed with Mesothelioma and/or Ovarian Cancer?
If you or someone you know has extensively used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder or other talc based products and been diagnosed with mesothelioma and/or ovarian cancer, contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 for a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on talcum powder and ovarian cancer for more information.