TALCUM POWDER

TALCUM POWDER

Talcum powder, or baby powder, is a popular choice among women who use it daily for feminine hygiene. Estimates indicate that as many as 40% of women use baby powder or talc based products on a daily basis.

Recent studies, however, have shown that there is a link between the use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer.

When talc products, such as baby powder, are applied to the genital area, talc can travel through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes to the ovaries. Talc may remain the body for years, causing inflammation. Baby powder and talc based products can create an environment conducive to grow cancer cells.

One in 70 women get ovarian cancer, and studies have shown that women who use talc-containing products, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, as part of their feminine hygiene every day run a 30-60% increased risk of developing ovarian cancer.

Despite this, the product is still being sold.

The Gabrielli Law Firm is investigating cases on behalf of women who used talc-based body powder including baby powder, and developed ovarian cancer. We offer a free, confidential consultation to discuss your concerns as well as how we can help.

Roundup

Monsanto

ROUNDUP

Roundup is an herbicide utilized to kill weeds and grasses that are unattractive or damage crops. Its active ingredient is glyphosate. Monsanto discovered the potential use of glyphosate as an herbicide in 1970, and began marketing it in 1974.

Roundup is sold in more than 160 countries and is one of the most popular herbicides on the market. Each year approximately 250 million pounds of glyphosate are sprayed on crops, commercial nurseries, lawns, driveways, sidewalks, parks and golf courses.

Because of Monsanto’s advertising campaign, glyphosate was widely considered one of the safest herbicides, until new research emerged from the International Agency for Research on Cancer linking it to several types of blood cancer and, in particular, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Monsanto has known for more than 30 years that there is a link between the use of Roundup and cancer. However, the company intentionally made the decision not to warn the public, and even marketed the product to be as safe as table salt and practically non-toxic.

Litigation documents show that Monsanto created fake data and attacked legitimate studies exposing the dangers of glyphosate, and created a campaign of misinformation to convince government agencies, farmers, and the general population that its herbicide was safe.

Those most at risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a result of Roundup exposure include farm workers, landscapers, nursery workers, and others in occupations that require frequent use of herbicides like Roundup on crops. People who use Roundup for their own home gardens and lawns are also at risk, if they have used the herbicide regularly.

If you have been exposed to Roundup and, as a result, have developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you may be able to participate in a lawsuit to receive compensation for your suffering. For more information about how to participate, please contact us today.

BREAST IMPLANTS

BREAST IMPLANTS

The FDA has identified an association between breast implants and the development of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This rare cancer affects cells in the immune system and can be found around the breast implant. It can be found in the skin or lymph nodes, and is not a type of breast cancer.

As of 1 February 2017, the FDA says it has received a total of 359 reports of breast implants and the development of ALCL, including nine deaths.

Most of these cancer cases occurred in people who had textured surfaces on their implants, rather than smooth surfaces.

The Gabrielli Law Firm is investigating cases on behalf of women who have developed ALCL after having breast implants. We offer a free, confidential consultation to discuss your concerns as well as how we can help.