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Talcum Powder Lawsuits: Could You Be Eligible for Compensation?

Suppose you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using talc-containing products. In that case, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Using talcum powder on a woman's genital area has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. Millions of women have used Johnson's Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, Gold Bond No Mess Power Spray, Gold Bond Body Powder, and Gold Bond Extra Strength Body Powder, among others, for feminine hygiene. Recent studies have shown the connection between talcum powder-based products and ovarian cancer.


Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has recently faced numerous lawsuits for its talcum powder products. In fact, J&J agreed to pay $8.9 billion to tens of thousands of people who claimed the company's talcum powder products caused cancer. Suppose you or your family has been affected by J&J's talc-based products. In that case, you may be entitled to compensation for death, pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other injuries and costs.


Lawsuits have been filed against other manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of talcum powder, including Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, and talc suppliers. For example, in May 2021, a California Superior Court jury ruled against supplier Whittaker, Clark & Daniels in the case of a retired school bus driver and veteran who had used Old Spice powder and developed malignant pleural mesothelioma. The jury awarded a $4.8 million verdict. It determined that asbestos-contaminated talc from the supplier, used in the Old Spice powder product, led to the plaintiff's diagnosis.


Women who use talc-containing products around the genital area daily or almost daily before developing ovarian cancer can file ovarian cancer lawsuits. However, women who used baby powders made from cornstarch are not eligible for these lawsuits because cornstarch-based powders do not contain talc.


People who used talc-containing products and developed mesothelioma are also eligible to file a lawsuit. These products can be cosmetic, such as baby powder, or industrial, such as clay, chalk, paper, crayons, pottery, joint compounds, and adhesives.


Suppose you believe that you or a loved one has been affected by talc-based products. In that case, it is essential to speak to a lawyer immediately. Only a lawyer can properly evaluate your claim and help you preserve your legal rights.


The Law Offices of Elliott Lipinsky is here to help you navigate the legal system and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. We are experienced in handling product liability cases. We can provide the legal guidance you need during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.


If you are located in Alabama, our law firm can assist you with filing a talcum powder lawsuit in Montgomery, Selma, West Alabama, and other areas in the state.


Don't wait to seek legal assistance if you or a loved one has been affected by talcum powder products. Instead, contact the Law Offices of Elliott Lipinsky today to schedule your free consultation.


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