In the recent years, we have seen a significant increase in the number of talcum powder related claims. Researchers have demonstrated a higher risk of ovarian cancer in women who’ve used baby powder, talcum powder, or Shower to Shower. Based on the research, the risk of developing ovarian cancer is about 30% higher among women who use powders like these regularly. In addition, Johnson & Johnson has announced that they will be ceasing production of their baby powder products because of safety concerns.
A number of studies have linked the use of talcum powder with an increased risk of cancer. Consequently, lots of patients have officially filed talcum powder lawsuits. The primary ingredient in the manufacture of talcum powder is Talc. The ingredient has been shown to lead to inflammation, which could lead to the formation of cancer cells.
In case you or a loved one got ovarian cancer following the use of talcum powder, you should get in touch with the lawyers at Willis Law Firm soonest possible. Our firm specializes in product defect cases all around the USA.
What Are Some of the Health Problems Related to The Use of Talcum Powder?
People have been using powders for decades on their bodies. Over the years, most of the powders in the market have been talcum based. While people tend to assume that today’s powders don’t contain the hazardous compounds that were commonly present in powders that existed before, it turns out this isn’t true. Companies are still making powders that contain potentially harmful ingredients, thereby making the products a health risk. One of the major manufacturers of such powders is the Johnson & Johnson company. Unfortunately, the company chose not to inform the consumers about the dangers associated with these products.
A higher risk of developing ovarian cancer is one of the key health problems associated with the use of talcum powder. Lawsuits that involve talcum powder are more common with women who have been using talcum powder in their regular hygiene routine. Unbeknown to them, using this kind of powder on private parts could lead to a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer.
The higher risk of cancer associated with the use of talcum-based powders is linked to one of their primary ingredients – Talc. Talc is a compound made up of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen, none of which are especially dangerous to human health. However, the concerns associated with talc come from the fact that it also contains asbestos. When it’s applied to the private areas, the asbestos could cause inflammation and irritation. Eventually, this could lead to ovarian cancer.
What Lawsuits Are Related To Talcum Powder?
Unfortunately, the increased use of talcum powder by women has led to a higher rate of ovarian cancer cases. There are many women who were affected by this kind of cancer and filed lawsuits against the companies that manufacture talcum-based powders. Most of these cases focus on the Johnson & Johnson company, which is a major manufacturer of body powders containing talc.
Johnson & Johnson is facing a case filed against them claiming that the company failed to let the consumers know about the dangers of using their talc-containing products. In this particular case, there were 22 plaintiffs who won the case and forced the company to pay out an estimated $5 billion in compensation. Despite this, the company still maintains that there are no dangers associated with the use of their powders.
The Johnson & Johnson company refuses to accept any obligation for educating its customers about talcum powder and its dangers, even after a clear link was established between the use of their powders and the high risk of developing ovarian cancer. Despite research showing otherwise, the company still claiming that their products are safe. It is obvious that the chances of more people filing additional lawsuits against them are quite high. Unfortunately, the company is most likely under the impression that the revenues they earn from the continued sale of powders will be much more than they’ll have to pay out in compensation lawsuits. As such, it’s safe to say that they’re putting profits over the health and safety of consumers.
Johnson & Johnson has within the past few years faced dozens of lawsuits, most of which were centered around talcum powder. The plaintiffs in these cases claim that the company failed to adequately warn the consumers against the dangers posed by powders containing talc.
For a long time, Johnson & Johnson had not been held liable for its actions. However, in 2018, a verdict was reached in a talcum powder case, which forced the company to pay out about $5 billion in a lawsuit. When this verdict was announced, there were many concerns about what would happen to the stock price of the company. But there were no public signs that the verdict impacted the Johnson & Johnson business.
What Damages Can Be Claimed In Lawsuits Involving Talcum Powder?
When you enlist the services of the Willis Law Firm, you’re taking a major step when it comes to seeking compensation for your case. The damages include:
Cancer can take a toll on your ability to work. In case you’re forced to miss out on work as a result of the disease, you can seek compensation for your lost income. In case the illness results in any form of permanent disability, you can also claim damages for any future wages that you will miss.
Pain and Suffering
Cancer often results in extreme pain and suffering. These are damages that can be included in the claim your attorney files on your behalf.
The treatment of cancer is very expensive. In case you were forced to pay your medical expenses from your own pocket, you can pursue financial compensation for the bills you incurred in your lawsuit. You can also pursue compensation for any future medical expenses.
Here, our goal is to ensure that you are fairly compensated for all the mental, physical, and financial damages you endured as a result of using talcum powder.
Contact Our Talcum Powder Lawsuit Attorneys At Willis Law Firm Today
In case you or a loved one developed ovarian cancer as a result of using talcum powder, get in touch with us as soon as possible. You need to file your lawsuit within the allowed timeframe to ensure that you are included in the class action lawsuit that’s most relevant to your specific case. You will not only need to prove that you used talcum powder before, but also that you were diagnosed by a professional medical practitioner as suffering from ovarian cancer. To get the full compensation, you have to prove that the talcum powder directly caused the cancer.
Get in touch with us today and schedule your free initial consultation. This will allow one of our knowledgeable lawyers to conduct a thorough review of the case. You don’t have to carry the burden of handling this case on your own. Rather, leave this part of the process to us and focus on making a full recovery.