Talcum Powder Lawsuit Lawyer
Asbestos-Containing Talc Powder Linked to Ovarian Cancer
Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder is a soft, dry powder designed to absorb moisture off of the skin, cause less friction in sensitive areas, and be soft, gentle, and hypoallergenic. The powder is used worldwide to help keep babies’ and children’s skin soft, smooth, and irritation free. However, in recent years, numerous studies have found traces of asbestos in J&J’s talcum powder and other talc-containing products. Asbestos is known to cause various forms of cancer, including ovarian cancer.
If you, your child, or your loved one was diagnosed with cancer or another asbestos-related illness after using talcum powder, including J&J’s baby powder products, you could be entitled to compensation—and Potts Law Firm can help. Our talcum powder lawsuit lawyers have helped numerous clients in both individual-plaintiff and mass litigation claims. We have the experience, resources, and skills to aggressively pursue maximum compensation on your behalf, and we are ready to fight for you and your rights throughout the legal process.
If you believe you may have a talcum powder lawsuit against J&J or another company, call Potts Law Firm at (888) 420-1299 or contact us online to request a free consultation.
The Dangers of Talcum Powder
Talc is a naturally occurring mineral and, on its own, it is not inherently dangerous. However, some talc contains asbestos and, in recent years, traces of asbestos have been detected in many talc-containing products, including Johnson & Johnson’s popular baby powder and personal hygiene products.
Asbestos is another naturally occurring mineral—but unlike talc, it is extremely dangerous to humans. For more than a century, asbestos has been known to cause various health conditions and potentially deadly illnesses, such as asbestosis, respiratory illness, mesothelioma, and other forms of cancer.
Current Talcum Powder Lawsuits
The trace amounts of asbestos in certain talcum powder products has put consumers at serious risk. As of July 2022, nearly 38,000 claims have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for injuries and damages resulting from exposure to asbestos in the company’s baby powder and other talc-containing products.
J&J, meanwhile, has agreed to pay approximately $4 billion in settlements and verdicts and has removed talc-based baby powder products from shelves in both the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, in August 2022, the company announced that it would no longer sell talc-based products beginning in 2023.
Who Can File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
You may have grounds for a talcum powder lawsuit if you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer or another asbestos-related cancer or illness after using talc-containing products.
Specifically, if you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you must prove the following:
- You used the talc-containing product extensively (daily or almost daily for about four years or longer) around the genital area (applied to the skin, sanitary napkins, diaphragms, etc.)
- You were diagnosed with ovarian cancer between the ages of 22 and 65
- You were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after the year 2000
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma after using talcum powder, you could have a valid claim whether you used talcum powder for personal hygiene and/or cosmetic purposes (e.g., baby powder) or industrial-related purposes. Exposure to industrial-grade talc products—such as paint, clay, adhesives, and more—has been linked to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses.
Damages Available in Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Victims of dangerous products, such as asbestos-containing talcum powder, have the right to take legal action against the manufacturers, distributors, and others responsible for producing and selling those products. By filing a claim, you can seek financial restitution for the various physical, emotional, and financial losses you and your family have endured.
Depending on the specific details of your case, you may be entitled to the following damages:
- Past, current, and future medical expenses
- Past, current, and future lost income/wages
- Lost or diminished earning ability
- Lost or diminished quality/enjoyment of life
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury, illness, or losses
- Past, current, and future pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages, such as funeral costs, lost inheritance, and loss of love, companionship, counsel, and support
At Potts Law Firm, our talcum powder lawsuit lawyers carefully evaluate every claim to determine the exact damages each plaintiff is entitled to receive. Then, we aggressively pursue maximum compensation on behalf of our clients.
Get in touch with us today by calling (888) 420-1299 or by submitting a secure contact form.
Johnson & Johnson and other entities named in talcum powder lawsuits are aggressive when it comes to fighting back against these claims. You need a legal team by your side that is equally as aggressive in protecting your rights and seeking the fair compensation you are owed.
At Potts Law Firm, we are known for taking swift legal action, as well as our tireless approach to litigation. We do not back down from even the toughest, most challenging of cases. Our diverse team of attorneys has extensive experience handling single-plaintiff, mass tort, and class action lawsuits on behalf of those harmed by asbestos-containing talc products. We have the resources needed to aggressively pursue these claims and fight to hold powerful pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, and other entities accountable for the harm they cause.
Our firm serves clients nationwide. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, meaning you will not owe any attorney fees or litigation-related costs (in most cases) unless we recover a settlement or verdict for you.
If you are unsure if you have a case, don’t hesitate to call us today for a free consultation. Our team of experienced attorneys are ready to review your claim and fight for you.
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