Talcum Powder Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a cancer linked to the use of talcum powder, you may be eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit. There are currently lawsuits pending in courtrooms in every state across the country. At the Law Offices Of Andrew Lynch, we are committed to helping talcum powder cancer victims get the financial compensation they deserve.
What Are the Lawsuits About?
One of the main ingredients in products such as Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and another product named in lawsuits – Shower to Shower – is talc. The talc in these products is supposed to help keep people dry. In fact, that’s one of the main marketing points manufacturers have made for years. What they didn’t tell consumers is how deadly talc can be.
Talc is also used in many cosmetic products. It is often mined alongside asbestos. Asbestos is a known carcinogen that used to be used in multiple products, resulting in thousands of severe health conditions and death. During this mining process, the asbestos becomes mixed in with the talc – which is then added to the talcum powder. Unfortunately, there is no safe level of asbestos, so any amount found in a product can be toxic.
As more and more women have developed – and died from – ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancers, it has been uncovered that Johnson & Johnson knew the potentially deadly results that could happen because they knew the talc in their powders were mixed with asbestos.
In 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a 12-month study on cosmetics that contained talc, including Johnson & Johnson powders. This study resulted in the recall of products that contained asbestos, including one lot of Johnson & Johnson baby powder.
By the end of the first quarter of 2020, thousands of victims had filed lawsuits against J&J, citing links between their diagnosed cancers and their use of the company’s powders. By the end of August 2022, the company had more than 38,000 lawsuits filed against them and had already paid out $4 billion in settlements, jury awards, and legal fees. The company also announced it would be removing talc from all powder products and replacing it with cornstarch.
Filing a Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Women who used talcum powder and developed ovarian or one of the other types of cancers is eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit if they meet the following criteria:
- There must have been an almost daily use of powder in the area where the cancer developed for four or more years.
- The cancer must have been diagnosed after the year 2000 and while they were between the ages of 22 and 65 years old.
Contact Our Office Today
To learn more about whether you qualify for a talcum powder lawsuit in Georgia, call the Law Offices Of Andrew Lynch to schedule a confidential consultation and find out what type of legal recourse you may have. We will work diligently to get you the financial compensation you deserve.