Talc is a soft, magnesium-based mineral used by Johnson & Johnson in several products including Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. It has been known to cause mesothelioma and ovarian cancer among people who use talc-based products regularly for prolonged periods of time. Our firm is already aggressively pursuing talcum powder lawsuits on behalf of ovarian cancer victims.
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Studies have found that the presence of asbestos in talc may lead to the development of mesothelioma in people who inhale talcum powder. Mesothelioma is a progressive, incurable, and deadly form of cancer that affects the lungs, abdomen, or heart.
Symptoms of mesothelioma may include any of the following:
While there is currently no cure for mesothelioma, treatments typically include chemotherapy and surgery, which are painful, expensive, and may create residual health problems and personal suffering.
Talc can be spread to people in various ways. Infants will inhale it when their parents use it. People in their 20’s being diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestos exposure can be linked to baby powder use early in life or repeated use throughout childhood and adulthood.
Five recent trials resulted in massive monetary awards for ovarian cancer victims, notably $417 million, $110 million, $72 million, $70 million, and $55 million. These plaintiffs used J&J’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades and successfully demonstrated that the talcum powder product manufacturer failed to safely and completely extract asbestos from its products.
Our dangerous drug attorneys in New York are aggressively investigating claims of cancer associated with the use of talcum powder. David B. Rheingold, one of our lead attorneys in such cases, has years of experience in defective drug litigation and can help you navigate the process.
If you are interested in pursuing a lawsuit against talcum powder manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson, call (212) 684-1880 or send us an email.
If you were injured by using a talc-based powder product, contact Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP right away. Once you become our client, we will begin working with you immediately to generate proof that you used the dangerous product in question, and we will continue to investigate and follow your health status throughout the litigation process. Our dangerous drug attorneys know what it takes to build a strong, compelling case on your behalf and help you work toward far compensation for the damages you have suffered.
Call (212) 684-1880 today to speak to a member of our team about your case.