Indiana Talc Powder Litigation Lawyers
Representing Clients Nationwide in Talc & Asbestos Litigation
According to the National Center for Health Research, there is growing evidence that the use of talcum (“talc”) powder is linked to mesothelioma or ovarian cancer, including mesothelioma or ovarian cancer. According to various research studies, women who use talc powder (or baby powder) in the genital area are as much as 30% more likely to be diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer in their lifetimes than women who do not use it. And, according to the American Cancer Society, “in its natural form, some talc contains asbestos, a substance known to cause mesothelioma or ovarian cancer in and around the lungs when inhaled.” As far back as 1976, the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrances Association (CTFA) stated that any talc used in cosmetic/personal care items in the United States should not contain any detectable traces of asbestos. However, the link between talc powder and mesothelioma or ovarian cancer continues. If you or someone you love was diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer and you believe it may have been in connection with the use of talc or baby powder, contact the Indiana talc powder litigation lawyers at George & Farinas, LLP. As leading talc and asbestos litigation attorneys serving clients nationwide, we can help you understand your legal rights and seek the fair compensation you may be owed.
Request a complimentary consultation when you call our office at (855) 641-7406 or submit a free case evaluation form today.
Who Is Liable?
When any company or entity manufacturers and/or distributes products that it knows or should reasonably know are defective, that company or entity can be held responsible. These entities have a responsibility to create and sell products that are reasonably safe for consumer use; when they push harmful products onto the market, hundreds of thousands of people can suffer needless harm.
In recent years, one company that has come under fire for distributing products that contained talc powder, despite allegedly knowing about the link between talc and mesothelioma or ovarian cancer for years, is Johnson & Johnson. In 2018, the BBC reported that Johnson & Johnson had been ordered to pay $4.7 billion in damages in a case involving 22 plaintiffs who alleged that Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing products caused them to develop ovarian cancer.
This is just one example of a company that has been ordered to compensate individuals harmed by its products; there are many other manufacturers of talc powder products who may be liable for similar damages. Our firm can help you determine if you have a case and, if so, who is liable for your damages.
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer after using talc-containing products, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other related damages. At George & Farinas, LLP, we represent clients from coast to coast and partner with law firms nationwide in order to provide dedicated representation to those unjustly affected by harmful products.
We can help you take part in litigation against the liable party/parties. Our Indianapolis-based talc litigation lawyers are ready to represent you and your best interests, seeking maximum compensation on your behalf so that you can focus on getting the crucial treatment you need.
We invite you to contact us online or call (855) 641-7406 today to get started with a free consultation.