If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after regular, long-term use of talcum powder, you can file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the talcum powder and possibly other companies involved in the supply chain for the product you used.
Research is on your side. Studies have already linked talcum powder products to an increased risk of ovarian cancer, like one published in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The asbestos in talcum powder has also been connected to mesothelioma. People are winning over $300 million in punitive damages, and talcum powder manufacturers are starting to settle cases to avoid the costs, complications, and publicity of a drawn-out trial.
Now is the time to contact a lawyer who knows ovarian cancer or mesothelioma is a result of talcum powder can help you with your case.
Talcum powder manufacturers are liable for these illnesses for a couple of key reasons. First, they manufactured a product that caused injury. Under the rules of strict product liability, this alone makes the manufacturer (as well as potentially the seller or distributor) of the talcum powder liable for your ovarian cancer or mesothelioma.
Second, documentation has surfaced proving that these corporate giants have known about the health risks of their talcum powder products for years, and they did nothing to warn the consumer about the inherent danger of using these products.
Every case presented in a talcum powder lawsuit is different. The damages you recover depend on many variables. Some of the damages you may recover in your lawsuit include:
If your loved one died from ovarian cancer or mesothelioma caused by talcum powder, you may also be entitled to pursue wrongful death action to recover funeral and burial costs, as well as the greater loss—the loss of companionship and a loving relationship.
When you look for an attorney to represent you in your talcum-powder product liability case, be sure to qualify the firm’s track record for delivering results via settlements and verdicts.
Most personal injury lawyers work on contingency, meaning you do not pay them unless and until you win your case. If you find a firm where this is not the case, strongly consider moving on, as product liability trials are often expensive.
Furthermore, do not underestimate the value of customer focus. You will develop a relationship with your attorney over the course of your case. Make sure you have a good feeling about the people you will be working with before you get too far into the process.
Here is what you can expect after placing a call to our office:
Contact Zanes Law today for your free case review. We will do everything from A to Z to ensure you receive compensation if your ovarian cancer or mesothelioma is a result of talcum powder. Call us at (833) 214-0917 for a free case review.