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Over the last 50 years, numerous studies have linked the use of talcum powder to ovarian cancer. Over a dozen of these studies found that women who used talcum powder were 33% more likely to develop ovarian cancer. There is evidence indicating that Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of many popular talcum powder-based products, knew of these risks but failed or neglected to inform women using their products about them.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with ovarian cancer or developed other health issues that may be linked to talcum powder use, contact a Talcum Powder Lawsuit Attorney from Birkhold & Maider, LLC for assistance with your case. Based on the evidence and the extent of your injuries or illnesses, we can help you pursue whatever compensation you may be legally entitled to from Johnson & Johnson.
To build a personal injury case for injuries or illnesses caused by talcum powder use, it is important to first understand what talcum powder is, how it is used, and why it can be dangerous.
Talcum powder can be found in a wide range of products. These include baby powders, feminine hygiene products, deodorants, makeups, and lotions. Talcum powder is known for its odor, and moisture-absorbing properties, which is why some women use it in or around their genital area.
Some of the natural ingredients that are used in the manufacture of talcum powder are often found near deposits of asbestos, which is a known carcinogenic. Links between asbestos and many types of cancer, including ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, have been established by the medical community. Even in trace amounts, asbestos can cause cancer, although diagnoses are sometimes made decades after an individual first uses the product containing talcum powder or different forms of talc, which is a primary ingredient of talcum powder.
The federal government prohibited talc-based products from containing any asbestos starting in the 1970s, but doing so was difficult, and it is believed that many companies continued to sell talc-based products that contained asbestos for a long time after regulations prohibiting the sale of such products went into effect.
This is why people are filing mass tort lawsuits for talcum powder-related cancer and other health issues.
If Johnson & Johnson knew of the dangers of using talcum powder or was unable to produce talc-based products that were asbestos-free, it should have informed the general public of these facts. Its failure to do so can be grounds for a product liability case – typically as a class action lawsuit, mass tort, or individual legal claim – for the losses and damages suffered by victims for this negligence.
Thousands of such lawsuits have already been filed, with billions in compensation and damages awarded to many of the women who developed different illnesses – primarily ovarian cancer – from the sustained, long-term use of talcum powder. Although a diagnosis as serious as cancer can throw your life off track, not all is lost, and you have the opportunity to fight for justice and seek the compensation you are entitled to by law.
Filing a lawsuit requires a great deal of preparation and an exhaustive study of the case facts.
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, ovarian cancer, or other talc-related illnesses after using talc-based products, you may have grounds for an individual lawsuit. This is especially true if you have a consistent history of using such products over many years.
The longer and more frequently you used talc-based products, the likelier it is that some or all of your health issues were caused by a product containing talc.
To build a case, a qualified Talcum Powder Lawsuit Attorney from our firm will engage a medical professional to determine when and how you developed health issues related to talc-product use. We will also quantify your losses and damages, which will include medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and emotional trauma. You will also have to demonstrate that you use these products and show that you used them as intended, in a manner consistent with the safe usage instructions provided by the manufacturer.
Every case is unique, and we will gather the evidence required to show the extent of your losses and establish a link between your illnesses and your talc-based product use.
You do not need to pay any money upfront, and we only collect if you win your case. We are passionate about helping innocent victims of large, multinational corporations fight for their rights, and we have years of experience taking on large conglomerates and protecting the interests of our clients.
It can take years for cases such as talcum powder and product liability lawsuits to be resolved, but it all starts with taking that first step. While the path may be long and arduous, we will fight to make sure that you receive everything you deserve. We will make sure that those at fault for causing you harm or injury do not get off lightly, and the entire case filing process should not be rushed. By consulting with medical experts and our team of experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys, we will handle your case from start to finish so that you can focus on living a healthy and full life.
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