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What are Common Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

On Behalf of | Dec 29, 2020 | Asbestos, Mesothelioma

Ovarian cancer is a rare, yet serious, form of cancer that has been linked to brief-to-extended asbestos exposure in talcum products. It is found in the female reproductive system of cancer patients and is aggressive in nature. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos-containing products, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower and Baby Powder, it is crucial you heed the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer so you can detect it early and receive the medical treatment you require.

Below, the Baltimore asbestos attorneys at Peter Angelos Law discuss common causes of ovarian cancer, symptoms you should look out for, and the legal action you can take if you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using asbestos-contaminated consumer products.

Ovarian Cancer is Linked to Asbestos Exposure

Over the years, Johnson & Johnson has been in the toxic tort spotlight amid allegations that their talc-based products are contaminated with asbestos, which is linked to cancer. Recently, two cases against Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey courts have been revived after further review, opening the opportunity for thousands of others to be revisited.

Johnson & Johnson’s consumer products have seen immense popularity for over a century, with their notable Baby Powder being one of their most popular products due to its moisture-wicking qualities. Thousands of cases against Johnson & Johnson allege that the usage of this product over time has led to the development of ovarian cancer and/or other serious conditions, such as mesothelioma.

Chest Pain and Shortness of Breath are Associated with Ovarian Cancer

Many patients who suffer from early-stage ovarian cancer may experience abdominal bloating and swelling, weight loss, and discomfort in the pelvic area. Other symptoms include feeling full quickly when eating, changes in bowel habits, such as constipation, as well as a frequent need to urinate. If you or a loved one has experienced some or most of these symptoms after using Johnson & Johnson consumer products, it is imperative you notify your medical health professional as soon as possible, as the earlier it is detected, the greater the chances of treating the cancer. Consult a team of experienced attorneys, such as the team at Peter Angelos Law, to review your case.

Johnson & Johnson Under Fire in Toxic Tort Cases

Amid claims that Johnson & Johnson’s consumer products were contaminated with asbestos, a probable human carcinogen linked to the development of ovarian cancer, mesothelioma and other conditions, more than 20,000 lawsuits and counting pend against this multinational corporation. Talc-based products have been used in consumer and cosmetic products for decades. Many allegations against Johnson & Johnson claim that they knew their talc-based products were contaminated with asbestos and failed to warn the public of its dangers. This means that thousands of consumers who have trusted Johnson & Johnson’s practices and have purchased and used their talc-based products over the years were unaware of the potential asbestos exposure.

Consult the Baltimore Attorneys at Peter Angelos Law to Evaluate Your Case

The Baltimore mesothelioma attorneys at Peter Angelos Law represent individuals and their loved ones diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, ovarian cancer and other cancers that develop as a result of asbestos exposure. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery and other cancer treatments can be costly and ovarian cancer patients deserve fair and sizable compensation for their pain and suffering, especially at the hands of corrupt corporate practices. Call our Baltimore office today at (410)-649-2000 today or reach out at if you or a loved one suffers from ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based consumer goods.