Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Talcum Powder Lawsuits

Midland Mass Tort Attorney

In recent news, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has come under fire for selling talcum powder products for decades despite there being ample evidence to suggest that use of these products for feminine hygiene purposes leads to ovarian cancer. As of spring of 2016, J&J has lost two lawsuits filed those affected by talc powder dangers, amounting in more than $100 million in compensatory payouts in total. If you have used talcum powder and have been diagnosed with ovarian or fallopian tube cancer, contact Dean Law Firm to speak to our Midland talcum powder lawsuit attorney. You may be able to receive ample compensation for your pain and suffering.

Known Dangers of Talcum Powder

Talc is a fine mineral that is manufactured to be even finer by pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson. Similar to asbestos, which is also a naturally occurring and fine mineral, talc may be relatively harmless in trace amounts. Routinely use or exposure to talcum powder, however, allows the substance to accumulate in the body, causing growths and eventually cancer.

Initial suspicions of the dangers of talcum powder date back a century when it was taken off the shelves of many international markets. Back in 1980, additional studies and reports solidified the link between talc and ovarian cancer, and one doctor even went as far as to urge Johnson & Johnson and others to put a warning label on their products. Despite this information, nothing was done and the products were continued to be marketed as safe.

Mass Torts and Mass Compensation

The problem of talcum powder causing ovarian cancer has only recently been revealed to the public. Thousands of lawsuits are expected to be filed in the very near future, most of which should be against Johnson & Johnson. In order to speed up the litigation process, which benefits both plaintiffs and defendants, mass torts will be necessary.

In a mass tort, each plaintiff should win equal compensation that helps pay for:

  • Initial medical bills
  • Cancer treatments
  • Undue pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma (wrongful death cases)

At Dean Law Firm, our Midland-Odessa mass tort attorney can help you find justice after talcum powder, which was falsely advertised as safe, caused you harm. Start off with a free consultation today so we can determine if a mass tort is the right choice for you. In some situations with unique circumstances, it may be beneficial to progress with an individual personal injury lawsuit instead.

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