If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder for feminine hygiene, we believe that you are entitled to recover the damages you have suffered at the hands of negligent talcum powder manufacturers. Hundreds of women in your situation are holding the talcum manufacturers legally and financially responsible for their damages. Their claims are based on the companies’ failure to warn consumers of the ovarian cancer risks associated with using the product.
You could take legal action today and seek financial recovery in your talcum powder and ovarian cancer case. If you are in the New York area, one of the legal professionals from the talcum powder and ovarian cancer legal team assembled by Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will speak with you in a free consultation and explain your legal rights and options for receiving compensation. You will be provided with a free case review and consultation where your situation will be patiently, compassionately and comprehensively reviewed, your questions answered and your concerns addressed, so that you can make informed decisions about how you wish to proceed.
In This Article
- Recoverable Damages in a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit
- We’re Ready to Help You Fight for Recovery in Your Case
- Establishing Negligence and Liability in Your Case
- How These Elements Apply to a Talcum Powder Case
- Talcum Powder’s Link to Ovarian Cancer
- How Talcum Powder Causes Cancer
- Failure to Warn
- Juries are Sympathetic to Consumers
- Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., Today for Legal Help
Recoverable Damages in a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit
Millions in compensatory and punitive damages have been awarded and recovered in talcum powder lawsuits since 2016. Punitive damages awarded in the same time period have ranged between $50 million and $4.14 billion (the latter amount awarded to a group of 22 plaintiffs). In June 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to let a $2 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson stand in favor of 22 women from 12 states who said they developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc products.
The amount you could recover in your talcum powder lawsuit will depend on the details of your case. However, some recoverable damages you could recover include:
- Medical expenses (past, current, and future)
- Lost income and wages
- Reduced earning ability
- Life-care costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Your case will be handled at no upfront cost to you. Our legal team works on a contingency basis. This means there are no fees to pay unless our team recovers compensation for you. If you do secure a settlement or court award, payment of legal fees will come from an agreed-upon percentage of your award.
Filing a Wrongful Death Action in an Ovarian Cancer Talcum Powder Use Case
If you lost a loved one to ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder use, we extend to you our heartfelt condolences. We consider it a privilege and honor to fight for surviving family members of talcum powder and ovarian cancer victims. We are determined to win justice for your loved one and the compensation that you need. If you recover damages, they will help you cover your loved one’s funeral and burial expenses, final medical expenses, lost companionship, and other losses.
If the circumstances of your departed loved one’s talcum powder use and resulting medical conditions qualify, a talcum powder and ovarian cancer lawyer from our legal team will pursue a wrongful death action against the talcum powder company. Our legal team will discuss your legal options in this regard during a free legal consultation. We are ready to hear from you when you are ready to take the next step of contacting our firm.
For a free legal consultation with a talcum powder and ovarian cancer lawyer serving New York, call 516-932-0400
We’re Ready to Help You Fight for Recovery in Your Case
A dedicated lawyer from our team will build your case to seek all the damages you are owed for your cancer treatments and the care you have received. We will also assess the care you will need in the future and how ovarian cancer will impact the rest of your life. Our firm helps clients in all five of New York’s boroughs (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx). We will meet you on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area to speak with you about your situation.
Our lawyers will listen to you, protect your rights, and put your needs first at all times. At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we will do the following when we take you on as our client:
- Keep you updated on all developments in your case
- Identify liable parties in your case
- Communicate with all parties for you as you focus on getting the care you need
- Gather evidence to support your case (photos, videos, medical records)
- Determine a value for your case (we will evaluate past, current, and future expenses and losses)
If necessary, we will consult with medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life-care planners, and economists who could offer a professional opinion to support your case. We will also take care of all paperwork, ensure your case meets all essential deadlines, and file your legal action on time.
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Establishing Negligence and Liability in Your Case
To receive compensation in a case like this, our lawyer handling your talcum powder and ovarian cancer case in New York must be able to prove four elements of negligence:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
How These Elements Apply to a Talcum Powder Case
It is our position that the cases that have been brought forth have been able to clearly establish that Johnson & Johnson owed a duty of care to consumers of its talcum powder products. They have further proved that the company breached this duty of care by using asbestos-contaminated talc in these products.
Scientific research has also established the link between asbestos and talc and cancer, so the issue of causation has been established. Furthermore, the corporation’s failure to warn consumers about the cancer risks of using talc-based powder stripped consumers of their rights to make an informed decision about whether or not to use the powder and assume the risk of developing cancer.
At this point, the most pressing challenge of these cases is showing a jury the damages that the consumer has suffered as a result of their cancer diagnosis.
We Must Take Action By a Deadline Set By New York’s Statute of Limitations
As outlined in New York Civil Practice Laws and Rules Section 214, victims of personal injuries have a limited time to file their lawsuit. We recommend that you start working on your case as soon as possible. The sooner you contact us, the greater the opportunity we’ll have to build the strongest case for you.
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Talcum Powder’s Link to Ovarian Cancer
When the American Association for Cancer Research analyzed more than 8,500 ovarian cancer cases, it found that women who used talcum powder frequently suffered a heightened risk of developing ovarian cancer.
The problem begins when a dusting of the genital area with talcum powder causes some of the powder particles to enter the body and become trapped there. Gradually, the particles cause inflammation, which promotes the growth of cancer cells. In the case of ovarian cancer, the talcum powder particles are moving through the vagina and into the ovaries, where they become trapped and cause inflammation that creates cancer cells.
How Talcum Powder Causes Cancer
In its natural form, talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, contains asbestos—which was long ago established as causing lung cancer. When the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CFTA) convened in 1976 to discuss the inherent cancer risks of talc-based products, it wrote guidelines for the industry. These guidelines specifically stated that any talc used for cosmetic products needed to be free of asbestos.
It would seem that the danger had been addressed and eliminated. Sadly, this was not the case. Repeated lab tests of a wide range of talc-based cosmetic and hygiene products have revealed varying levels of asbestos in these products. For example, Shower to Shower talc from the 1990s was found to contain asbestos. Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder from previous decades was also discovered to contain high concentrations of asbestos.
Failure to Warn
In December 2018, Reuters stunned the country with a report of its findings after investigating Johnson & Johnson. This investigation involved a deep dive into thousands of pages of internal documents, corporate memos, and reports that were involuntarily made available by Johnson & Johnson to 11,700 plaintiffs in talcum powder lawsuits.
Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products tested positive for asbestos as recently as the 2000s. The company ultimately did nothing to share these findings with regulators or with the public, who would have benefitted from this knowledge—and who stood to suffer without it.
Juries are Sympathetic to Consumers
Juries are not looking favorably upon Johnson & Johnson for its gross negligence in using a carcinogenic ingredient in its products over the course of several decades. Johnson & Johnson’s consistent, cloak-and-dagger moves and manipulations of deceit further sour juries on any thoughts of leniency when it comes to making the mega-corporation pay for the damages resulting from their actions.
The legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., is determined to establish that you, too, or a beloved family member, have suffered at the hands of talcum manufacturers’ greed. It is our mission to get you the compensation you deserve. We are ready to review the next steps you could take during your free case review.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., Today for Legal Help
When a company puts profits ahead of public health – the health of its customers, especially – it is violating a very basic and profound duty of care. You have suffered as a result of this violation, and you deserve to be compensated accordingly.
Our lawyer based in New York will handle your talcum powder and ovarian cancer case and fight to get you the compensation you need and deserve for your recovery. Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., today for a free case review at (516) 932-0400. In addition to English, our multilingual staff speaks Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.