You can sue talcum powder companies to receive compensation for any and all losses you have suffered or will experience in the future due to your talc-caused ovarian cancer or mesothelioma. The compensation you can recover depends on your circumstances. For instance, the Guardian reported that a California woman was awarded $29 million dollar settlement for her asbestos-related cancer.
The intent of a product liability lawsuit (which is what you would file against a manufacturer for the damages related to your ovarian cancer or mesothelioma) is to restore your life to how it was prior to your talc-induced illness. Although it is understood that several aspects of your life might never return to “normal,” the compensation you receive from your lawsuit is meant to equal what you have lost.
The losses that result from your ovarian cancer or mesothelioma will translate to something called “compensatory damages.” You will likely claim many types of these losses in your lawsuit.
These actual damages consist of both economic losses and noneconomic losses.
Also known to as “special damages,” economic damages incorporate all the actual money or property that you lost due to your ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, as well as any monetary sums you would have gained in the future but for your illness. Examples of special damages include the following:
Also called “general damages,” this compensation covers the losses you experience that are less quantifiable than your economic damages.
After your lawyer has documented all your economic and noneconomic losses, they will assign dollar values to each loss, then add them to arrive at a total amount of actual damages you will seek in your lawsuit.
No two product liability cases are exactly alike. The compensatory damages you are eligible to receive will be determined by your specific set of circumstances. Furthermore, as each state sets its own product liability laws, your damages will also depend upon the forum you select for your legal action.
Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to ensure that you receive the maximum possible compensation for your talcum powder-caused ovarian cancer or mesothelioma. Call us today at (833) 214-0917 for a free case review.