New Jersey Talc Powder Attorney
Talcum powder may cause serious injuries and illnesses, including terminal cancers. Thousands of people have brought claims against talc powder product manufacturers with allegations that they knew of risks yet failed to disclose them to consumers. If you believe you also have a case for talc-related injuries, contact a New Jersey talc powder attorney at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP. We have experience and a track record of success with class actions and lawsuits against major product manufacturers in the Garden State.
How Might Talc Powder Cause Injuries?
For decades, talcum powder manufacturers advertised their products as safe for use for personal hygiene. Women have used talc products on their upper thighs and genital areas without cause for alarm, due to companies never warning them of the potential talcum powder may have in causing ovarian cancer. According to hundreds of allegations from injured women, however, prolonged use of talc in this way could cause ovarian cancer. The accidental presence of asbestos makes talcum powder dangerous.
By itself, scientists generally accept talc as a safe substance. It is a naturally occurring clay mineral made up of silicon, magnesium and oxygen. Talc absorbs moisture and helps prevent chafing, making it a prominent ingredient in items such as baby powder and cornstarch. Potential problems with talc arise when other minerals taint talc during mining; namely, asbestos. Asbestos in the form of tremolite can contaminate talc because both minerals exist in the same deposits.
Despite federal regulations requiring talc powder manufacturers to test for and prevent traces of asbestos in their products, not all are safe for use. Talc inspections have uncovered the presence of asbestos in baby powders, body talcum powders, bath powders, face powders and aftershave talc powder. Negligent manufacturers may fail to screen for asbestos in talc products or fail to warn consumers of potential risks. It is the unintentional inclusion of asbestos in talc products that could forge the link between talcum powder and cancer, as asbestos is a known carcinogen. If you or somebody you love received a cancer diagnosis after using talcum powder, speak with a New Jersey asbestos lawyer as soon as possible.
Could Talc Powder Have Caused Your Cancer?
Studies have come to mixed conclusions when it comes to the potential link between talcum powder and cancer. Ovarian cancer has been at the heart of most lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and other companies for their talc products, but mesothelioma could also trace back to talc. Experts have not established an official consensus that talc powder causes ovarian cancer, but the courts have already ruled in favor of many plaintiffs in talcum powder lawsuits — the largest so far resulting in a $417 million judgment award. In many cases, there is enough evidence supporting the idea that talcum powder could cause cancer for the courts to rule in plaintiffs favor. As someone fighting ovarian cancer or the loved one of someone who has passed, find out if you have the right to financial compensation.
Free Consultation With A New Jersey Talc Powder Lawyer
Talcum powder injuries of any kind could expose the product manufacturer to legal accountability. You and your family could be eligible for compensation if talcum powder contributed to injuries or diseases. The lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP, are here to answer your questions and concerns. Talk to our New Jersey team when you schedule a free consultation.