West Virginia Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit FAQs
Answers to the Most Common Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Questions for Residents of West Virginia
This page answers the questions most commonly asked of our attorneys in regards to West Virginia talcum powder lawsuits. After reading this page, if you still have questions related to your particular situation, please contact our attorneys working on West Virginia baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuits. Fill out our online contact form (located at the right side of your screen) and one of our lawyers will be happy to respond to discuss your situation in detail. Read here to learn general information that is applicable to most West Virginia talcum powder claims for ovarian cancer.
How do I know I know if my ovarian cancer was caused by talcum powder?
In most cases, the doctors who provided you with ovarian cancer treatment focused on fighting the disease rather than looking for its cause. The same tissue samples and pathology reports that were used to diagnose the cancer and determine the best method of treatment can be examined now to determine whether your ovarian tissues contain talc fibers. By reviewing your medical records and sending your pathology reports to a talcum powder ovarian cancer expert, we can determine whether talc may have caused your ovarian cancer. Talc fibers can be found in the ovaries, fallopian tubes and in the pelvic lymph nodes for years after entering the female reproductive system. Talc fibers take years to disintegrate; in fact, intact fibers cause inflammation in the ovaries, which is believed to result in a higher rate of cancer. If talc fibers are present in your ovarian tissues, our researchers will detect them. Individuals who have used talcum powder or talc-based baby powder on a regular basis in the past are most likely to develop ovarian cancer.
How long have medical experts known there was a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer?
As early as the 1970s medical researchers in the field of ovarian cancer detected talc fibers in the ovarian tissues of women diagnosed with cancer. In 2003, a meta-analysis examining 16 previous talcum powder ovarian cancer research was published in Anticancer Research, confirming that weekly use of baby powder increases the risk of ovarian cancer by 33%. In 2008, a study examined the frequency of talcum powder use and rates of cancer, finding that women who use talcum powder on a daily basis have an even greater chance of developing ovarian cancer. In short, scientists and doctors have been aware of the link between baby powder and cancer for decades, yet the substance is still unregulated in the United States.
Who can make a West Virginia baby powder cancer claim or file a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit in West Virginia?
Women, or the family members of women, who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using talcum powder products for perineal hygiene may have grounds to make a West Virginia talcum powder cancer claim by filing a baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuit in West Virginia.
Does it cost anything for you to review my case?
We will always listen to your circumstances and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation.
Who is most at risk for developing baby powder ovarian cancer?
Many studies conducted over the course of the past four decades contribute to the body of research indicating the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder use. Women who have used talc-based baby powder on a weekly basis face a 33% increase in their risk of developing ovarian cancer, and women who have used talcum powder on a daily basis are thought to face a 41% increase in risk for ovarian cancer.
What are the dangers of talcum powder ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer is a deadly disease that is expected to cause approximately 14,000 fatalities this year. Few symptoms are likely to surface in the early stages of ovarian cancer, when it is easiest to treat. By the time symptoms of talcum powder ovarian cancer become apparent for many patients, the disease has spread beyond the ovaries and into other tissues and organs. Once the disease has spread, ovarian cancer becomes much more difficult to treat.
How much will it cost to file a West Virginia baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuit?
We will represent all persons involved in a West Virginia talcum powder lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation please fill out our short online contact form and one of our attorneys handling West Virginia baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuits will contact you to answer any of your questions.
Aren't most drug and products liability lawsuits just class action lawsuits where the plaintiff receives very little money?
The majority of our drug cases are handled as a MDL, or Multi-District Litigation, where each plaintiff receives a settlement based upon the individual injuries and damages incurred by each plaintiff.
We're not the type of people who sue; do we really need to file a lawsuit?
If a member of your family suffered a serious injury or health problem as a result of a defective product or dangerous drug, long-term, or even life-long, medical care may be required. This could be incredibly expensive and since medical costs are continually rising may be largely unknown at the time of settlement or trial. If a member of your family died due to a defective product or dangerous drug, no amount of money can undo that wrong. It is our fervent hope that every defective products, drug or other medication lawsuit we file can serve to make the manufacturer take note of the loss and pain its product has caused. When that fails to make a company take action in the form of a product recall, greater warnings about its use and ultimately making safer products, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in all too many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that makes a company become a better corporate citizen.
How much time do I have to file a baby powder cancer lawsuit in West Virginia?
Most states have talcum powder cancer lawsuit time limits; however, the majority of all persons having been diagnosed with ovarian cancer will fall within those time limits if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for your claim, please fill out the form at right and one of our attorneys will contact you as quickly as possible, usually within the hour.