Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Talcum powder products, such as Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, have been linked to ovarian cancer due to asbestos contamination.

Why are people suing talcum powder manufacturers?

In 1971, the FDA launched an inquiry into the safety of talcum powder after reports that the mineral talc could contain asbestos, a known carcinogen. When sharing its internal testing results, pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) claimed that its popular baby powder did not contain asbestos.

Decades later, the true test results were finally revealed to the public. They showed that J&J was aware of asbestos in its talcum powder and chose to conceal its testing results from the public for decades. J&J now faces around 40,000 lawsuits for failing to warn customers about the cancer risk associated with its talcum powder products.

How to qualify for the talcum powder lawsuit

People who have previously used (or currently use) talcum powder around their genital areas with high frequency and have been diagnosed with any of the cancers below within the past 10 years may be eligible for financial compensation. Keep in mind that you cannot have a genetic predisposition to ovarian cancer, such as a mutation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.

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What can I expect from my talcum powder settlement?

While an exact amount is impossible to predict, previous verdicts range from tens of thousands to tens of millions. It’s important to note that your case will be individually assessed, meaning your settlement will not be shared with others. Our priority is to ensure the best possible outcome for you, not inflating attorney profits.

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Our legal consulting agency connects victims of product and personal injury who need assistance obtaining legal representation with our nationwide network of personal injury attorneys. Our free case review and advocate-matching services are entirely complimentary, and our clients only have to pay for attorney fees if they win a settlement. We will only ever charge between 30-40% of your total settlement to cover attorney fees. Any additional fees charged to you will come from either your health insurance provider or from Medicare, depending on the medical treatment you received.


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Frequently asked questions about the talcum powder lawsuit

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Why does ovarian cancer qualify, but not endometrial, cervical, vaginal, or vulvar cancer?
There is still very little research linking talcum powder exposure to reproductive cancers other than ovarian or fallopian tube cancer, and, sadly, this connection cannot yet be proven in court due to a lack of concrete evidence.

However, it’s possible that these cancer types could still be related to genital talcum powder use, even if they do not qualify for a settlement. The qualifying cancers for this lawsuit could change in the future as more academic research into talcum powder’s adverse effects is released to the public.
J&J’s baby powder has been sold for decades, so why do you limit talcum powder claims to 10 years?
Though every state has its own statute of limitations for product injury, which begins when you receive your diagnosis and usually lasts between 2-3 years, many states also have a statute of repose for product injury cases. In these states, the statute of repose would expire after a certain number of years from the day you initially bought the product, and you would no longer be able to file a product injury lawsuit for any reason once it expired.

As a national company, we must be consistent when determining who does or does not qualify for a free case review, regardless of which state someone may come from. We recognize that the dangers of J&J’s talcum powder have been around for over 50 years, but since we offer our services nationwide, we are obligated to abide by the 10-year statute of repose found in a handful of states.
How much can I expect to win for a talcum powder settlement?

The value of your settlement would depend on the monetary value of the damages you’ve incurred and other individual factors. These settlement amounts vary heavily for different plaintiffs, so we can only provide you with an estimate average earned from the talcum powder lawsuit. The average talcum powder settlement is generally accepted to be at least $100,000, but settlements occasionally might rack up to over $500,000.

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