Talcum powder, whether in baby powder or other personal care products, has been used by women of all ages for many years. Those who’ve used this once-trusted product had every reason to believe it was safe. Unfortunately, it’s now known that talc-based products can contain asbestos, a mineral that has been linked to ovarian cancer. While only one percent of women will develop ovarian cancer in their lifetime, the number jumps to 30 percent for women who have used talcum powder. Ovarian cancer is often not detected until the late stages, which is why many women die from this disease.
At May Lightfoot, PLLC, our Washington, D.C. mass tort attorneys are committed to seeking full compensation for victims and their families when asbestos-tainted talcum powder led to their illness or death. Contact us online or call us at (202) 919-6463.
How Cancer Was Linked to Talcum Powder
While the baby powder produced by Johnson & Johnson is only a small part of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic giant’s products, it has cemented the company’s reputation for decades. Unfortunately, although the company had concerns over the presence of asbestos in its talc products for decades, it failed to warn consumers. Talc is a mineral and in its natural form may contain asbestos. More than 15,000 plaintiffs have already alleged that J&J talc products have caused ovarian cancer or mesothelioma, a deadly lung cancer linked to asbestos. These suits have led to substantial verdicts, often to surviving family members of victims whose use of the product led to their death.
If you’ve contracted cancer from the long-term use of Johnson’s Baby Powder or talc products produced by other companies, we will work to hold the manufacturer accountable through a products liability suit. Under District of Columbia and Maryland law, companies that manufacture and sell a defective product are liable for the harm to you caused by the defect, even if the company exercised all due care in its manufacture and sale. Our products liability background gives our clients a distinct advantage as we pursue full compensation for past and future medical expenses, wage loss, pain and suffering and other losses.
Is All Talcum Powder Contaminated?
Not all talcum powder is contaminated, and not all users of contaminated talcum powder have contracted cancer as a result. But if you live in Washington, D.C. or Maryland and you have ovarian cancer or lost someone from ovarian cancer as a result of using talcum powder, we are ready to take action on your behalf. We consult with medical and drug experts to advise on whether you have a valid claim and will work vigorously to pursue the damages you deserve.
Contact Our Washington D.C. Tainted Talcum Powder Attorneys
If you live in the District of Columbia or Maryland and fear you may have contracted cancer from contaminated talcum powder, we are ready to fight for you in a suit to recover damages for your injuries. For a free consultation in our Washington, D.C. office, call May Lightfoot, PLLC at (202) 919-6463 or contact us online.