Talcum Powder Lawsuit Attorneys
Do you or a loved one use talcum powder or products containing talc? Have you recently received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, lung cancer, or mesothelioma? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Contact our New York injury law team to learn more.
For many years talcum powder was a staple product in homes around the United States, solving a variety of problems from diaper rash to musty clothes. However, current research suggests that using talcum powder and other products containing talc may increase your risk of developing cancer.
Talc naturally occurs in locations that also contain asbestos, which is a substance that greatly increases your risk of developing cancer. Without careful mining practices, much of the talc used in consumer products may be contaminated with asbestos. Any exposure to asbestos can be detrimental to your health and may cause you to develop a variety of different types of cancer.
A 2019 study from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found a wide variety of talc products tested positive for asbestos. While some companies, like Johnson & Johnson, have voluntarily recalled their talcum powder products, many products containing talc are still available for purchase.
If you or a loved one developed cancer after using talcum powder, you have the right to demand compensation from the manufacturer. The New York talcum powder cancer attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP are ready to help you fight back against this injustice and ensure you get the compensation you need. Start work on your legal case today by contacting Hach & Rose, LLP at (212) 779-0057 right now.
Why You Need an Attorney
If you are filing a claim against a large corporation, you are going to face numerous hurdles, even when you have a valid case. These companies hire teams of attorneys to prevent financial losses as a result of defective or dangerous products. This means that all too often, these companies do not pay for the harm they have caused.
If you try to file a claim on your own, the company’s attorneys may try to question you about your case or offer you a minimal settlement to silence your claim. You should never talk with a corporation’s attorney without your own lawyer present. Your attorney will protect you from saying anything that might jeopardize your case. They will also ensure that the company does not undermine or dismiss the severity of the pain you have experienced.
To ensure that you receive appropriate compensation for your talcum powder case, you need to have a skilled attorney fighting by your side. This is the best way to prevent a corporation from taking advantage of you during this difficult time.
Why Choose Hach & Rose, LLP to Handle Your Case?
The attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP are proud to help our clients fight back against corporations that produce dangerous products. Our firm’s founders, Michael Rose and Gregory Hach, have dedicated years to honing their skills in the legal field. Their partnership has served to build a law firm with a proven track record of success, even for the most complex of cases. Through aggressive legal tactics and unwavering support for our clients, Hach & Rose, LLP will protect you and your right to compensation.
Furthermore, Hach & Rose, LLP believes that everyone should have access to an attorney when they are facing a legal battle. The cost of hiring a lawyer should never stop you from seeking the justice you deserve. That is why we guarantee that you will not pay us anything unless you receive a settlement.
When you work with Hach & Rose, LLP, you will know that your attorneys are doing everything in their power to help you win.
What Is Talcum Powder?
Talcum powder is produced from the mineral talc, which contains magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. This mineral is useful for reducing moisture and preventing chaffing, which has made it a common ingredient in a variety of healthcare and beauty products.
Pure talc is not dangerous. However, in certain mining locations, this mineral may also contain asbestos. According to the American Cancer Society, exposure to asbestos in any form can create a serious health hazard and increase the risk of tumorous growths. There is no safe level of asbestos exposure.
If manufacturers do not carefully test their talc before adding it to a product, you may be unknowingly exposing yourself to asbestos. When negligent or careless production practices cause you to become ill, the companies who are responsible need to pay the price.
Common Uses for Talcum Powder
Talcum powder has a variety of different uses, and for many years, this product was touted as a cure for any number of moisture-related problems. Some of the most common uses of talcum powder include:
- Reducing moisture around the genitals
- Preventing chafing and rashes
- Soothing dry skin
- Setting makeup
- Drying oils in your hair
- Removing smells from clothing and shoes
Despite the popularity of talcum powder, the FDA has recorded concerns about the dangers of talc since the 1970s. The FDA has noted that talc poses the greatest risk when applied to the skin, especially near or on the genitals. However, breathing in substances that contain talc may also increase your risk of cancer.
Which Products Contain Talc?
Using talcum powder is not the only way that you may be exposed to talc. Due to the moisture reducing properties of this mineral, manufacturers add talc to numerous different products. Some of the most common products that may include talc are:
- Baby powder
- Bodysprays and deodorant
- Chewing gum
In some of these products, manufacturers may list talc as an ingredient under the name magnesium silicate. This tactic can make talc more difficult to identify in everyday products.
What Are the Risks of Using Talcum Powder?
The greatest risk of using talcum powder is an increased chance of developing cancer if the talc is contaminated with asbestos. Asbestos can cause cells to mutate, which may lead to cancerous growths in organs throughout your body. The types of cancer most frequently associated with using talcum powder and other talc products include:
- Ovarian cancer
- Endometrial cancer
- Lung cancer
- Skin cancer
Consumers across the globe have reported an increase in these types of cancer after using products that contain talc. Additionally, workers who mine talc demonstrate extremely high rates of lung cancer, as a result of continued asbestos exposure.
As a result of these findings, the FDA began testing talc-based products for asbestos in 2017. The 2019 report showed that the following companies produced products that contained some level of asbestos:
- Johnson and Johnson talcum powder
- Claire’s cosmetics
- Beauty Plus Global cosmetics
The extent of the damage that asbestos-contaminated talc can cause is still widely unknown. Current research indicates that you should never use talcum powder on the genitals or when caring for babies. However, the best way to prevent cancer from talc is to avoid the use of talc-based products entirely.
Possible Compensation for the Harm Caused by Talcum Powder
If you have developed cancer after using a product that contains talcum powder, you may be entitled to significant compensation. This compensation can be used to cover a variety of different expenses, depending on the physical, emotional, and financial impact this product has had on your life.
Some of the most common types of compensation from a talcum powder settlement include payment for:
- Hospitalization and surgery
- Chemotherapy and radiation treatment
- Rehabilitation services
- In-home medical services and hospice care
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Lost wages or an inability to work
In the worst cases, cancer from talcum powder may result in the death of a loved one. If you have experienced this devastating loss, you should talk to your lawyer about filing a wrongful death claim. This type of settlement typically offers greater compensation than a personal injury case and may help you cover expenses such as end-of-life care, funeral services, and lost future income.
To fully understand your right to compensation, you need to hire a lawyer to manage your talcum powder claim. Your attorney will help you determine the total cost of your case, based on the severity of the injuries you have suffered. They will also ensure that you never settle for less than you deserve.
Contact a New York Talcum Powder Lawyer Today
Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that their products are safe for consumers. When a company fails to perform this duty, it puts you and your loved ones at risk of a life-altering illness. Exposing a customer to carcinogens is unacceptable, and companies must face the consequences of their careless or negligent behavior.
The attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP are ready to take on your talcum powder case, so you can receive the maximum compensation possible. Through skilled legal counsel, our attorneys have recovered over $400 million in settlements on behalf of our clients. We are ready to fight back against the corporation that hurt you or your loved ones.
You cannot afford to wait any longer for the compensation you need. Take the first step in your talcum powder claim right now by contacting Hach & Rose, LLP at (212) 779-0057.