Researchers raised suspicions decades ago when they found that talc fibers are similar to asbestos fibers, and that talc often contains asbestos due to the two minerals being mined in close proximity to each other. With asbestos being a known carcinogen that causes cancers such as mesothelioma, research discovered that talc products containing asbestos also showed a connection with both mesothelioma and ovarian cancers. This link caused many victims to file lawsuits against talcum powder manufacturers for their refusal to alert the public regarding their product containing a known carcinogen.
If you received a diagnosis of mesothelioma or ovarian cancer, and have a reason to believe that your talcum powder use may have contributed to your disease, contact our attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444.
Origins of the Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Research links both mesothelioma and ovarian cancers to the use of talcum powder, either through inhalation or through the use of the powder for feminine hygiene reasons on the genitals. As early as 1971, researchers discovered ovarian tumors to have embedded talc particles, which led scientists and researchers to believe that women who used talcum powder for feminine hygiene reasons had an increased risk of developing ovarian cancers.
Internal documents of Johnson & Johnson proved that the company knew their talcum powder products contained asbestos. The company never came forward to tell the public that their product contained a known carcinogen.
A few years ago, after more studies began to come out, it was confirmed that there may be a link between ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestos-containing talc products. Victims began to sue the manufacturers of talcum powder. Their lawsuits were successful, resulting in millions of dollars in awards by juries. Recently, Johnson & Johnson has started settling these cases out of court for undisclosed amounts.
Today, anyone who used a cosmetic product containing talc or talcum powders that developed either ovarian cancer or mesothelioma could be eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit. It is important to note that while Johnson & Johnson was the largest lawsuit target, we can hold other manufacturers to the same standard, including Colgate-Palmolive, Imerys, CVS Brand, Family Dollar, Rite Aid, and others. Currently, over 13,000 lawsuits are in the process of litigation against these talcum powder manufacturers.
If you have any reason to believe that your talcum powder or talc-containing product use may have contributed to your disease, contact our attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444.
Why Victims Filed Lawsuits
Filing a lawsuit to obtain monetary compensation will never reverse a diagnosis or provide a cure for ovarian cancer or mesothelioma. However, filing a lawsuit against a talcum powder manufacturer holds that company accountable for the people that developed ovarian cancer and mesothelioma due to the use of their products. Holding these companies accountable in a court of law can possibly prevent these companies, and others, from continuing to place toxic products into the stream of commerce.
While a successful lawsuit with millions in compensation will never truly compensate a victim for their ovarian cancer or mesothelioma diagnosis, it can help to cover medical bills, expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering endured by talcum powder users.
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Contact a Talcum Powder Lawsuit Lawyer
After receiving a diagnosis of ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, you may wonder, “What is the talcum powder lawsuit?” Our attorneys can help explain how you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries due to your use of talcum powder as a feminine hygiene product, or the inhalation of talc-containing products. Please contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444.