Filing a Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Talcum powder is found in Johnson's® Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower®. Studies have suggested a link between the use of products containing talcum powder and ovarian cancer. Nonetheless, the manufacturers have continued to sell it worldwide for decades. Following many high-profile lawsuits, several ovarian cancer victims and their families have recovered millions in compensation from Johnson & Johnson. Attorney Preston J. Dugas can help you file a talcum powder lawsuit if you feel that your health has been affected by a product containing talcum powder. Our firm in Fort Worth, TX, offers free consultations over the phone. You can schedule your free case review by calling (817) 945-3061 or contacting us online.
Linking Talcum Powder to Ovarian Cancer
Women have been using Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower for vaginal hygiene for many years. According to Consumer Safety, studies have found evidence of links between talcum powder and cancer as far back as 1971, when the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the British Commonwealth studied 13 samples of tissue from women diagnosed with ovarian or cervical cancer. Of these 13 tissue samples, 75% contained talc particles. Meanwhile, according to internal company records, Johnson & Johnson observed a possible connection between talcum powder and cancer over 40 years ago, but did not add a safety label or improve the safety of its formula.
If we believe you have a case, you can expect our firm to do everything in its power to help you collect the compensation you are owed.
Results of Previous Cases
More than 5,500 lawsuits to date have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for injuries linked to talcum powder. Johnson & Johnson refuses to settle their lawsuits outside of court. While thousands of lawsuits filed against the company are still waiting to go to trial, there have been several high-profile cases in which women have collected substantial jury awards. These victims have included a cancer patient who won $37 million in her lawsuit and a medical receptionist who was paid $417 million in damages following an ovarian cancer diagnosis after decades of using Johnson & Johnson products.
What Our Firm Can Do for You
We can help prove that negligence on the part of Johnson & Johnson resulted in your losses. We can also help illustrate the full extent of your losses. These can include medical expenses associated with a cancer diagnosis, which the National Center for Biotechnology Information estimates can cost approximately $100,000 during the first year after interventional surgery for ovarian cancer. Your losses can also include diminished earning capacity as well as pain and suffering. If cancer treatment is unsuccessful, we can help you recover compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one.
The statute of limitations in Texas requires you to file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the injury, so it is in your best interest to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Schedule a Consultation
Schedule your free telephone consultation today by calling (817) 945-3061 or contacting us online. If we believe you have a case, you can expect our firm to do everything in its power to prove who is responsible for your losses and collect the compensation you are owed.
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