Can I File A Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
- Casey Hamm
- September 3, 2019
If you believe there is a link between your cancer and your talcum powder use, Zanes Law will review your case for free. You may be eligible to take legal action, including filing a talcum powder lawsuit. The lawsuits in the pending mass tort against powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson allege that these powders caused cancer in one of two ways:
- Exposure to asbestos-containing talc; or
- Using talcum powder for feminine hygiene reasons.
If we can show either of these may be true in your case, you may be eligible to join them in the case against Johnson & Johnson and its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products, among others.
Most of the Pending Lawsuits Center on Ovarian Cancer
Many women used talcum powder for years to help them remain dry and fresh. They would apply the powder to their underwear, sanitary pads, and directly to their genitals. While the lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson knew this was risky behavior, it denied any problems with its products—and still do.
Some of these women who trusted Johnson & Johnson to provide a safe, effective product for decades now face ovarian or cervical cancer. Numerous studies and the anecdotal evidence of thousands of women also point to a possible link. The evidence is strong enough that there have been multiple large payouts in this type of case dating back to 2016.
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used talc-based powders on your genitals, you may be able to file a talcum powder lawsuit related to your diagnosis.
Talcum Powder May Also Increase Your Risk of Mesothelioma and Other Lung Cancers
Not all the lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and other product manufacturers center on women with cervical or ovarian cancer. Some of them stem from other uses of these powdered products that may have led to inhaling the talc.
Talc is a natural mineral that must be mined. In many areas where there is talc, asbestos is also common. This is the same dangerous mineral formerly used for insulation but now known to cause serious health concerns such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.
If you regularly used baby powder or got exposed to the talcum powder in some other way and now face an asbestos-related cancer, you may be eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit or join the mass tort already in progress.
You May Be Able to Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim Related to Your Loved One’s Cancer
In some cases, the news of this link between these products and cancer may come too late for your family. If your mother, grandmother, or other loved one had ovarian cancer or another talc-related cancer and passed away, you may be eligible to pursue a payout based on your losses by filing a wrongful death suit.
We understand that no amount of money will bring your loved one back or fill the hole their loss left in your life. However, holding the company responsible and having the money to cover your related expenses and losses can help you begin to heal.
Take Action Today: File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit
The multi-district litigation related to these talcum powder suits is already underway. You may be able to join this mass tort or pursue justice in another way. It is imperative that you act quickly, though. Each state has its own laws and deadlines, so we need to review your case as soon as possible to ensure you do not run out of time.
Zanes Law can help you and your family weigh your legal options and decide if filing a talcum powder lawsuit is the right option for you. Call (866) 499-8989 today to get started. Our initial consultations are always free, and we handle these cases with no out-of-pocket cost to your family.
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