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Talcum Powder Mass Tort

We trust companies to keep us safe with the products they develop and produce, but examples arise time and time again of brands taking advantage of this trust. Unfortunately, we saw another example recently as Valeant, Johnson & Johnson, Shower to Shower, and others were put under the spotlight.

Just recently, experts drew a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, and various other serious medical conditions. As a result, customers are quickly filing claims and cases against the manufacturers. While many people think that this is a new problem, the first claim was actually made way back in 2009. What’s more, some suggest that companies have known about the issues with talcum powder for over 40 years.

The Issue with Talc

johnson and johnson talcum powder tipped over and spilledWhy the mass tort litigation? Why all the talcum powder lawsuit lawyers? Over the years, talcum powder has been made up of three core ingredients: silicone, oxygen, and magnesium. As you may know, these ingredients aren’t dangerous when used separately. The problem comes when the natural talc used by manufacturers contains asbestos. That’s right - the building material that has caused health issues in millions of people around the world.

Considering that we use this product around our private areas, on children, and across various other parts of the body, we’re constantly exposing ourselves to a cancer-causing agent. Consequently, many are now seeking compensation after experiencing ovarian cancer or mesothelioma.

Talc Lawsuits

As mentioned, the first-ever case in this niche was filed in 2009, and they’re still being filed today. If you’ve been affected by the negligence of talc manufacturers, feel free to contact the mass tort lawyers at The Injury Firm for help today. Our top talcum powder lawsuit lawyers know what’s required to push your case forward and obtain compensation. With so many lawsuits coming in across the country, it might be that your case is included in a mass tort litigation (more on this later!).

Americans have been using talc for over 100 years, and it was a normal part of childhood for millions. Johnson & Johnson is perhaps the most well-known name in this field, but there are other products including:

  • CVS Baby Powder
  • Shower to Shower
  • Rite Aid Baby Powder
  • Angel of Mine Baby Powder
  • Colgate-Palmolive’s Cashmere Boutique
  • Family Dollar Baby Powder

Many manufacturers have been drawn into this situation, but Johnson & Johnson seems to lead the way. We mentioned in the introduction that companies are expected to keep consumers safe, and Johnson & Johnson has clearly gone against this. At the height of all the litigations, it was revealed that the company learned about the presence of asbestos in its baby powder as well as the dangers this presented in the 1970s.

Not only did the company fail to act on the news, but it also continued selling millions of units all over the world. Unbeknownst to anybody else, the company was selling a product that would eventually cause mesothelioma and ovarian cancer in innocent customers.

Although the first case was launched in 2009, it wasn’t until 2013 when things started to progress. By 2019, over 14,400 lawsuits had been filed against Johnson & Johnson in cancer-related cases.

The good news is that you’re entitled to compensation if you’ve suffered from one of the health problems linked with talcum powder after using the product. If you’ve developed mesothelioma or ovarian cancer, be sure to get in contact with our leading talcum powder lawsuit lawyers today. Just because this is a multi-national corporation, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t entitled to compensation for its negligence. It also doesn’t mean that the company shouldn’t be held accountable for its actions.

Every year, victims are winning big against the company. For example, one family received $72 million after losing a family member to ovarian cancer. Meanwhile, just under $4.7 billion was awarded to a group of 22 women in 2018. One year later, three more cases were settled for an undisclosed amount and this was followed by a $325 million settlement elsewhere. This is without mentioning a $417 million award in 2017, a $110 million award in the same year, and a $70 million award in 2016.

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Mass Tort Litigation

If you have been affected by the side effect of talcum powder, the first step is to contact a reliable attorney, and this is what you’ll find in the mass tort litigation lawyers at The Injury Firm. Rather than an individual case, yours will likely contribute to a much bigger mass tort litigation.

Essentially, this is where lots of lawsuits are brought together under one umbrella. When dealing with mass tort litigation, it’s important not to get confused with class-action lawsuits. With the latter, all lawsuits are grouped together, and this becomes what’s called a ‘class’. From here, a couple of class representatives pursue damages for all individuals because they all experienced similar situations.

The main difference between a mass tort and a class-action lawsuit is how individuals are treated. With a mass tort, the extent to which the claimants suffered differs from one to the next. For this reason, each claimant will seek compensation separately. Although your case will be included in mass tort litigation, you’ll need lawyers to prove your own circumstances to get the damages that you deserve.

For example, The Injury Firm will represent you and talk about how you’ve suffered from mesothelioma or ovarian cancer. We’ll bring attention to the damages you’ve suffered, and the reasons that you deserve compensation. For the most part, the reason is the negligence of Johnson &Johnson (or another talc manufacturer).

Since your case will be in a mass tort, many of the resources are shared. Therefore, an expert witness who gave their opinion in another case might apply to your case directly without having to stand again. Generally speaking, this saves money and means that you won’t spend as much on the litigation as you would when completely alone.

In this mass tort litigation, there’s plenty of ammunition against the talc manufacturers, and this is especially true in the case of Johnson & Johnson. For example, we’ll point out that the company knew about the dangers associated with its products for over 40 years. We’ll prove that Johnson & Johnson had a responsibility to not only provide a safe product but warn against potential risks. We’ll prove that the whole company was negligent and that this led directly to your medical issues.

Claiming Compensation

What compensation can you receive in mass tort litigation against companies like Johnson & Johnson? The amount you receive depends on the damages caused by your illness. However, your case will likely include current and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In particular, pain and suffering will be a huge part of your case because this is a serious side effect of cancer.

After using talcum powder as an innocent customer, to then develop mesothelioma or ovarian cancer is a traumatic experience. Get your litigation right and choose the mass tort litigation lawyers at The Injury Firm today. Contact us today and we’ll review your case for no charge; if we take on your case, you’ll only pay after receiving a compensation package.

As long as you’ve been diagnosed with one of the aforementioned illnesses, you’re entitled to damages after the negligence of the brands that you trusted for so long!

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