Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Talcum powder is one of the most commonly used cosmetic products. Unfortunately, researchers have discovered that there is a link between cancer and talcum powder use. Johnson & Johnson and other companies have paid hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to settle lawsuits and claims pursued by people who have been diagnosed with cancer. If you have received a cancer diagnosis and have regularly used or been exposed to talcum powder, a personal injury lawyer from Babiarz Law Firm, PA, can explain your options and help you decide whether you should file a lawsuit seeking compensation. 

The Cancer Risk Associated with Talcum Powder 

Talcum powder is typically mined in areas in close proximity to asbestos, meaning that it is very easy for talcum powder products to become contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. 

While it’s unclear whether pure talc can cause cancer, extensive research has confirmed that talcum powder contaminated with asbestos does increase your risk of mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer that is often deadly. Presumably, this occurs after years of inhaling talcum powder dust during use. 

Women also face an increased risk of ovarian cancer. When used in the region of the genitals, particles of talcum powder can migrate into the vagina and into the fallopian tubes, where they are then deposited in the ovaries. These particles then cause inflammation that can eventually lead to ovarian cancer. 

Holding Talcum Powder Companies Liable

Few things can impact your life in the way that a cancer diagnosis can. Cancer patients have to undergo debilitating treatment that may require chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Some may have to undergo surgery. For some patients, the diagnosis may be fatal. For most, their lives may never be the same. 

The medical expenses associated with cancer treatment can be astronomical. You may be unable to work, resulting in lost income for you and your family. You will or have experienced tremendous pain and suffering. If your cancer was caused by prolonged use of talcum powder, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your losses, both financial and non-economic. A personal injury lawyer from our firm can explain what damages you can claim. 

Take Action Before It Is Too Late  

Under Florida law, you have two years from the date that you are diagnosed with cancer to file your lawsuit. If you do not file suit within that time, you will lose all of your rights to compensation. 

Two years may seem like a long time, but your claim will become more difficult to prove as time goes by. Make use of this time by hiring a lawyer and gathering the evidence you need to build your case. This is arguably one of the most important reasons for working with a personal injury lawyer - they can do the work needed to make your case while you focus on fighting cancer. 

Contact the Babiarz Law Firm, PA, Today to Discuss Your Talcum Powder Claim 

You may be entitled to financial compensation if you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with cancer due to talcum powder exposure. To discuss your case and how we can help, call us today at 352-205-7599 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. 

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