If you or a loved one received an ovarian cancer diagnosis after using talc-based powders, you may be eligible to pursue compensation through an out-of-court settlement, mass tort, or individual lawsuit. Research has linked the use of these powders for feminine hygiene purposes with the development of ovarian cancer, even decades later.
A Chicago talc powder lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can meet with you to discuss your case anywhere in the greater Chicagoland area. Call (800) 794-0444 for your complimentary case review with a member of our team.
Talc Powder Was Once a Popular Feminine Hygiene Product
Many women used talc-based powders on their genitals, underwear, and sanitary napkins for personal hygiene. Some women used powder for years or even decades. Unfortunately, many of these women later developed ovarian cancer. Research points to a likely link between this use of talcum powder and cancer. In addition to this, people who breathed in asbestos, which talcum powders may contain, developed lung cancer and mesothelioma years later.
Evidence presented in some of the talc powder cases seems to prove that some manufacturers knew as early as the 1970s or 1980s about the link between their products and cancer. Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers continue to deny their products’ connection to ovarian cancer and tainted talc.
There are mass torts already in progress related to talc powder, and many cases have already gone to court. There are still thousands of cases pending as of 2019. You may be able to join one of the mass torts or pursue compensation through your own case.
An Attorney Can Help You Understand Your Options
We can review your case and explain your legal options based on the facts of your case. We may be able to help you pursue an out-of-court settlement, file a lawsuit on your behalf, or join a talc powder mass tort already in progress.
If we believe you are eligible to pursue compensation, we will go to work gathering evidence to support your case. We might need to obtain copies of your medical records, work with expert witnesses, and document your related expenses and losses.
You can talk to an attorney from Pintas & Mullins about getting started on your case today. Reach out to us by calling (800) 794-0444, and a member of our team can walk you through a free initial case evaluation and talk about your options.
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We Can Pursue a Talc Powder Award on Your Behalf
When a company produces and markets a harmful and dangerous product, injured consumers can hold them responsible for the expenses and losses they suffered as a result. We do not believe you should have to pay for your medical care or other expenses related to your ovarian cancer if it occurred due to the negligence of a defective talc powder manufacturer.
If we win your case, you may recover compensation for a wide range of losses including both current and projected losses related to your cancer and any related medical complications. The value of this type of case can vary greatly, but the following are examples of damages for which you may be eligible to recover:
- Current and future medical care costs.
- All related expenses for treatment and care.
- Lost wages and benefits.
- Diminished earning capacity, if applicable.
- Out-of-pocket costs related to your diagnosis and treatment.
- Pain and suffering.
If your loved one passed away from ovarian cancer, we may be able to help you pursue a case based on the losses you and other surviving family members endured. We can discuss how this legal action works during your free review and consultation.
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Take Legal Action Before Time Runs Out
There may be a limit on how long you can wait to file a lawsuit or join a mass tort already in process. You likely have a limited time to take legal action if you believe talc powder caused your ovarian cancer.
Our team encourages you to reach out to us as soon as possible after your diagnosis. We can help you understand the deadlines that may apply in your case and the actions you can take to move your case forward. Once you sign up with our team, we will handle all aspects of your case while you focus on healing. Let us fight for the award you deserve.
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Discuss Your Case with a Chicago Talc Powder Lawyer
At Pintas & Mullins Law Firm, our Chicago talc powder attorneys will:
- Explain your legal rights and options.
- Form your case.
- Gather evidence to support your losses.
- Negotiate with the relevant parties on your behalf.
- Represent you in court, if necessary.
We can get started when you contact us for a free case review and ask us to take on your case. We can meet with you in your home or in another location in the greater Chicagoland area that is more convenient for you. We can even come to the hospital if you are undergoing treatment. During this complimentary consultation, we will discuss the circumstances of your case and begin forming a plan.
You should be able to focus on recovery at this time, not on chasing down paperwork. We can handle the little things that come with pursuing negligent parties for compensation. Retaining an attorney can give you peace of mind that someone is pursuing justice.
Call us today at (800) 794-0444 for your free case evaluation with one of our Chicago talc powder attorneys. It is the first step toward recovering the compensation you need and deserve.