In October, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) revealed a government laboratory test had found asbestos in its own Baby Powder.
Since then, the company has continually attacked the validity of the result. J&J announced that other labs conducting similar tests found no asbestos in any samples from the bottle tested by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or from the same baby powder production lot itself. In challenging the FDA’s finding, however, J&J is also making efforts to discredit the findings of one of its own experts.
Several juries over the past two years have concluded that baby powder exposures caused cancer. In turn, they have collectively awarded plaintiffs more than $5 billion. Other juries have sided with J&J, and some cases have settled.Continue Reading
(Article dated January 16, 2020 – Expert Institute)
These kinds of talc lawsuits have been underway for at least two decades.
The first lawsuit involving industrial talc exposure and mesothelioma was filed in 2006.
The first lawsuit to claim that talcum powder caused ovarian cancer was filed in 2009.
Multi million-dollar verdicts have been awarded in these cases.
Does talcum powder contain asbestos?
When talking about whether or not talcum powder is linked to cancer, it is important to distinguish between talc that contains asbestos and talc that is asbestos-free. Talc that has asbestos is generally accepted as being able to cause cancer if it is inhaled. This type of talc is not used in modern consumer products. Nov 13, 2017
Can talc cause mesothelioma?
Because talc is often naturally found near asbestos in the earth, the talc can easily become contaminated by the toxin while being mined. In recent years, this has led to much concern over exposure to contaminated talcum powder products, which have been linked to cases of mesothelioma, lung cancer and ovarian cancer.
How does asbestos get into talcum powder?
If baby powder is contaminated by asbestos, then it could cause mesothelioma.
Asbestos can cause this cancer when someone inhales the airborne fibers. Because talcum powder is so light, breathing in the particles is common. Find out more HERE.
In a majority of the cases, doctors who provided a person with ovarian cancer treatment focused on fighting the disease rather than looking for its cause. The same tissue samples and pathology reports that were used to diagnose the cancer and determine the best method of treatment can be examined now to determine whether a person’s ovarian tissues contained talc fibers. By reviewing a person’s medical records and sending the pathology reports to a talcum powder ovarian cancer expert, we can determine whether talc may have caused that person’s ovarian cancer. Talc fibers can be found in the ovaries, fallopian tubes and in the pelvic lymph nodes for years after entering the female reproductive system. Talc fibers take years to disintegrate; in fact, intact fibers cause inflammation in the ovaries, which is believed to result in a higher rate of cancer. If talc fibers are present in a person’s ovarian tissues, doctors/researchers may be able detect them. Individuals who have used talcum powder or talc-based baby powder on a regular basis in the past are most likely to develop ovarian cancer.
Women, or the family members of women, who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using talcum powder products for perineal hygiene may have grounds to make a talcum powder cancer claim by filing a baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuit. My firm will listen to your circumstances, review your medical records and pathology report and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation.
Many studies conducted over the course of the past four decades contribute to the body of research indicating the link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder use. Women who have used talc-based baby powder on a weekly basis face about a 33% increase in their risk of developing ovarian cancer, and women who have used talcum powder on a daily basis are thought to face about a 41% increase in risk for ovarian cancer.
Our firm will represent all persons involved in a talcum powder cancer lawsuit on a contingency basis, meaning there won’t be any legal fees unless we win compensation in your case. For a free no-obligation consultation you may contact my office. Most states have talcum powder cancer lawsuit time limits; however, the majority of all persons having been diagnosed with ovarian cancer will fall within those time limits if they contact an attorney in the near future. For specific time limits for your claim, you may contact my office.
The majority of our drug cases are handled as a MDL, or Multi-District Litigation, where each plaintiff receives a settlement based upon the individual injuries and damages incurred by each plaintiff. In this instance, there are currently pending individual lawsuits in Civil District Court that are not part of a class action and/or MDL.
If a member of your family suffered a serious injury or health problem as a result of a defective product or dangerous drug, long-term, or even life-long, medical care may be required. This could be incredibly expensive and since medical costs are continually rising may be largely unknown at the time of settlement of trial. If a member of your family died due to a defective product or dangerous drug, no amount of money can undo that wrong. It is our fervent hope that every defective products, drugs or other medication lawsuit we file can serve to make the manufacturer take note of the loss and pain its product has caused. When that fails to make a company take action in the form of a product recall, greater warnings about its use and ultimately making safer products, we rely on their profit motivation to make them do the right thing. Unfortunately, in all too many cases it is only the fear of lawsuits and large settlements and verdicts that make a company become a better corporate citizen.
Urgent Alert for Women in the New Orleans Area: If you are a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or Mesothelioma and you used Talcum or Baby Powder you need to listen to this video from Mr. Frank D’Amico’s segment on January 29, 2018 on Great Day Louisiana to learn if you are entitled to a significant cash award . A lawsuit has been filed against Johnson & Johnson claiming the company knew its talc contained asbestos fibers and that exposure to those fibers causes mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. Additional information may be obtained at https://www.damicolaw.net/ or call (504)-525-7272.