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Baby Powder Claimed to have Carcinogenic Effect on Ovaries EPIDEMIOLOGY Expert Case

Baby Powder Claimed to have Carcinogenic Effect on Ovaries

When a woman’s savings had to be spent on medical treatment fees for her ovarian cancer, she filed suit alleging that the excessive use of baby powder had caused her to be exposed to harmful carcinogens. Though she had no prior exposure to harmful substa …

Epidemiology Expert Comments on Talcum-Cancer Correlation EPIDEMIOLOGY Expert Case

Epidemiology Expert Comments on Talcum-Cancer Correlation

When multiple women began to develop weight loss, abdominal lumps, indigestion, and eventual ovarian cancer following the use of a multinational brand of baby powder, the product’s company was sued for neglecting to provide warnings about their products. …

Class Action Claims Baby Powder has Carcinogenic Properties EPIDEMIOLOGY Expert Case

Class Action Claims Baby Powder has Carcinogenic Properties

An experienced epidemiologist was needed in a civil court case between a company that manufactures baby powder and past users who claimed that the product had given them cancer. The long-term health impact of the powder was brought into question by the cas …

Arboretum Named in Toxic Pesticides Lawsuit EPIDEMIOLOGY Expert Case

Arboretum Named in Toxic Pesticides Lawsuit

The death of a groundskeeper for a large arboretum prompted an environmental toxicology lawsuit against the arboretum’s owners in Missouri. The groundskeeper, a sixty-year-old man, had tended to the arboretum’s outlying gardens and landscaping for many yea …

Epidemiology Experts Discusses Viral Infection From Unsanitary Housing Project EPIDEMIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged male who was a resident of a high rise urban housing project in Arkansas who contracted a rare viral infection shortly after moving in. When the man first moved in to the building, he noticed a number of rodent droppings in …

Infectious Disease Expert Discusses E. Coli Transmission at Summer Camp EPIDEMIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a preteen individual who attended a daily summer camp and child care facility held on a local university campus in Mississippi. At the time of the incident, the child was attending the camp every weekday for six hours a day. At some poi …