Who Can File a Claim for the Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
You can file a claim for the talcum powder lawsuit if you meet the criteria. There are several ways you can qualify. In general, there must be a history of using talcum powder on your underwear, genitals, or for another feminine hygiene purpose, and a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, or another asbestos-linked cancer.
You might also be able to file a claim and join in the multidistrict litigation against the talcum powder manufacturers if you are an immediate family member of a qualifying victim who has passed away.
To learn if you are eligible to join more than 18,000 other women in filing a talcum powder lawsuit, you can speak with one of our attorneys at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. who can answer your questions and address your concerns.
Most Plaintiffs Are Women With a Cancer Diagnosis and a History of Talc Use
Most of the plaintiffs participating in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) related to talcum powder are women who used this powder for feminine hygiene and later faced ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, or other related cancers. These products include:
- Johnson’s Baby Powder
- Shower to Shower
- Gold Bond powders
- Cashmere Bouquet, a Colgate talcum powder product
Many of these women used talc-based products for decades, applying them to their underwear, sanitary napkins, and genitals for a fresh and dry feeling. They were marketed for this use, and they were very popular. While many of the plaintiffs in the talcum powder lawsuits have not used these products in decades, it takes time for asbestos-related cancers to develop.
Wrongful Death and the Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Surviving family members of those who would have qualified can file a claim for the talcum powder lawsuit as well. Asbestos-related cancers are often aggressive and deadly. Mesothelioma may show no symptoms until the person only has a few months left to live, and some types of ovarian cancer have a five-year survival rate of under 50 percent.
If your loved one would have met the criteria to file a claim and join the talcum powder litigation, you can likely take legal action in a wrongful death suit. The surviving family members of those who lost their battle are able to pursue damages in a survival action as well as in a wrongful death action. This allows them to seek damages their loved one could have recovered in addition to a payout for their own losses.
Each state has its own rules about who represents a family in a wrongful death action. Generally, it is either a representative of the estate or a surviving family member, such as a husband, adult child, or parent.
Learn More About Filing a Claim and Joining MDL-2738
The talcum powder MDL, MDL-2738, is currently proceeding in the U.S. District Court – District of New Jersey as of August 2020. To learn if you meet the criteria to join this MDL or file a wrongful death action, you should contact us for a free review of your case.
If we represent you in the talcum powder lawsuit, we will:
- Keep you updated on your case
- Identify liable parties
- Communicate with all parties for you
- Gather evidence
- Determine a value for your case
Gathering evidence in these cases is dependent on analyzing your medical records, documenting your talcum powder use, and working with expert witnesses such as medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists. With a strong case, we will seek damages on your behalf that include:
- Medical treatment and care costs
- Lost wages
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
There are deadlines to file a claim and join the talcum powder lawsuit. Call us today to learn more.
Talk to Our Talcum Powder Lawsuit Team About Your Case
If you or your mother, spouse, or daughter faced ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, or another type of cancer diagnosis after long-term use of talc-based powders, reach out to us today. You likely meet the criteria to file a claim against Johnson & Johnson or other defendants.
We have a multilingual staff who will review your case for free for you today. In addition to discussing your case in English, we also have staff who can talk with you in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada. Every member of our team is a passionate advocate for the injured.
Let Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. review your case for free today. Call (516) 932-0400 now to learn more.