Who Can File a Talc Cancer Lawsuit?
You may be able to file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit if you used consumer or commercial talcum powder products and were later diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
The talc powder must have been used around the genital area daily (or close to daily) prior to being diagnosed. Women who used baby powders made from cornstarch are not eligible to file a lawsuit because these powders do not contain talc.
Call Scout Law Group today to discuss your options if you frequently used talc products and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. We may be able to file a lawsuit on behalf of you or an affected relative to recover significant compensation
Which Products Are Involved in the Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits?
The following products have been linked in talc lawsuits to an increased risk of ovarian cancer:
- Johnson's Baby Powder
- Shower to Shower
- Gold Bond No Mess Power Spray
- Gold Bond Body Powder
- Gold Bond Extra Strength Body Powder
Talcum powder manufacturers sued for causing ovarian cancer
Talcum powder, a product commonly found in baby powder and body powder, has recently been linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Talc particles can migrate through the female reproductive system and become embedded in the ovaries. Hundreds of women who now suffer from cancer due to this hazard have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of talc products seeking compensation for their injuries and suffering.
The main defendant in these lawsuits has been manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson, but others have also been sued, including Target, Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens.
The lawsuits allege Johnson & Johnson knew it was selling a dangerous product that caused cancer. Worse, they were aware of this for decades and did nothing to warn innocent consumers of the grave risk associated with using its talc products.
The manufacturer's failure to notify consumers of these serious hazards is what gave way to the lawsuits, which have resulted in some stunningly high verdicts.
In August 2022, Johnson & Johnson announced it would phase out its sale of talcum powder products by the end of 2022. Johnson & Johnson has agreed to transition all baby powder products from talcum powder to cornstarch by 2023, but the company continues to deny all wrongdoing.
Scout Law Firm Will Fight for You
It is crucial to work with a qualified law firm that specializes in handling these types of cases. The attorneys at Scout Law Group have experience handling talc powder cancer claims and will answer your questions about the legal process.
Our team of talcum powder cancer attorneys relies on the latest medical evidence to ensure the best results in your case. We keep you updated while we fight to represent your best interests.
When you work with our firm, you never pay anything upfront, and we only collect fees and costs if we recover money for you. Scout Law Group handles talc powder cases for women with ovarian cancer all over the country, so call us no matter where you live.
We will be happy to discuss your case and help you determine whether you may be entitled to compensation. Call our attorneys at 855-345-6777 today or fill out our free case evaluation form.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Current Status of the Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits?
Johnson & Johnson faces nearly 38,000 talc asbestos lawsuits. In October 2020, the company agreed to pay $100 million to settle 1,000 cases. More settlements were expected, but Johnson & Johnson recently filed for bankruptcy to avoid taking responsibility for its actions which has slowed settlement negotiations.
Is it Too Late to File a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations in your state determines your deadline to file a lawsuit. Contact the lawyers at Scout Law Group right away so we can figure out what the deadline is for your case.
If you regularly used talcum powder products for one year or more and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may have a valid talcum powder lawsuit.
How Much Money Can I Expect to Receive from a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
It is too early to accurately predict the average compensation amount for a talcum cancer lawsuit, and the amount you receive will depend on the facts of your case.
Johnson & Johnson paid $100,000,000 to settle a group of 1,000 cases, which translates to an average of $100,000 per claimant. The average settlement amount for remaining talc cancer lawsuits will likely be even higher. Contact Scout Law Group Today to File Your Talc Lawsuit