Talc Powder Lawsuit

Linked to ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, talcum powder — also called “baby powder” — has been the subject of multi-district litigation and class action lawsuits.

Talc PowderIf you or a close family member have been a habitual user of talcum powder and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, you could be eligible to join multi-district litigation. A successful settlement or jury award can pay for your past medical bills, future needed treatment, income lost due to cancer, pain, and suffering, and possible death benefits for your family.

Contact TonaLaw now to learn more about your rights and your legal options for pursuing compensation. You can schedule a free, no-obligation case review at any time when you call 1-833-TONALAW or contact us online.

Juries Have Awarded Billions in Damages From Talc Lawsuit Verdicts

Many women harmed by the use of talc-containing products have already taken legal action and succeeded.

Notably, a case in the state of Missouri resulted in a verdict of $550 million in compensation and $4.1 billion in punitive damages against the Johnson & Johnson company. This jury award was lowered to $2.1 billion in overall damages upon appeal, but the appellant company was unable to reverse the damages entirely. 

According to CNBC, Johnson & Johnson now faces more than 19,000 lawsuits related to talc cancer claims. 

Manufacturers that face current or possible future litigation include:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Colgate-Palmolive Co.
  • Imerys
  • Assured
  • Angel of Mine
  • Store-branded products from CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Family Dollar, etc.

Companies Like Johnson & Johnson Knew Their Talc Products Were Contaminated With Asbestos

The primary concern surrounding talc and talcum powders is that they could be contaminated with asbestos. 

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has an unfortunate effect on the human body. The structure of asbestos is fiber-like, but these fibers can separate into microscopically small particles. Once inhaled or exposed to soft tissues, asbestos can cause cancerous mutations.

The most common form of asbestos-linked cancer is mesothelioma, which affects the membranes surrounding the lungs. Most people who contract mesothelioma are males who worked in industrial, construction or demolition trades. However, cases of mesothelioma began to arise in women with no history of asbestos exposure.

According to a Reuters investigative report, healthcare product manufacturer Johnson & Johnson knew for decades about the possibility that their talc products were contaminated with asbestos. 

In addition to mesothelioma, healthcare experts are also concerned that talc use could be connected to ovarian cancer.

The link between talc powder and cancer has prompted many habitual users of talc, talcum powder, and baby powder products containing talc to seek compensation from manufacturers of certain products. These manufacturers were allegedly negligent in regard to their willingness to expose customers to a known carcinogen.

If You Used Talc Powder, Talcum Powder, or Baby Powder and Have Cancer, You Could Be Eligible for Compensation

The use of talcum powder on the female genitals or perineum could create intra-vaginal exposure to the known carcinogen asbestos. Additionally, the fine powder could be inhaled after forming dust in the air.

These two exposure pathways establish a possible link between talc/talcum powder and cancer.

With the help of a Long Island talc lawsuit attorney, you may be able to prove the link between your talc use and current cancer.

Possible damages from a talc class-action lawsuit settlement or award could include compensation for:

  • Past medical bills, including treatments, surgery, hospital stays, diagnostics, and more
  • Estimated future medical treatment costs
  • Income lost because of illness, treatment, or an inability to work
  • Pain and suffering

If a loved one has recently passed and also may have had a similar link, surviving family members may be eligible to file a suit for damages. A survival action claim can seek damages for losses to the decedent’s estate similar to those above. A wrongful death claim can seek the following damages:

  • Loss of income the decedent brought to the home
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of companionship (consortium)
  • Emotional distress

Reach out to Experienced Long Island Class Action Lawsuit Attorneys to Discuss Your Possible Talc Cancer Case

TonaLaw has experience helping clients recover money lost from the negligence of others including, large and small corporations as well as individuals.

We can represent you at no up-front cost and no risk to you. We want you to have a fair chance at justice, and that means serving you to the utmost of our ability. 

Aggressively pursue your claim with a team of fearless, proven attorneys at your back. We will fight for the maximum damages available, no matter how much work it takes.

Call us today at 1-833-TONALAW (1-833-866-2529) or contact us online to schedule your free, no-risk case review.

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