Can I sue if I get cancer and have used talcum powder?

By - July 19, 2019
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Yes. If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma and can demonstrate a history of using talcum powder, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the company that made the product.

For example, there are more than 13,000 lawsuits pending against Johnson & Johnson today that allege baby powder use led to the plaintiffs’ cancer. There have been many successful lawsuits, with the total payout from Johnson & Johnson approaching $7 billion. The company always appeals these verdicts, claiming their products are safe and do not cause cancer. But J&J has still had to pay millions of dollars in damages to some plaintiffs with cancer.

Whether a lawsuit is successful or not usually depends on the quality of the personal injury attorney and who comprises the jury. If the jury can be convinced there may be a link between your talcum powder use and cancer, you may obtain substantial compensation.

Melinda J.
Melinda J.

Editor-in-Chief of TalcumPowderSafety. Since 1999, she's worked across a multitude of areas of consumer protection including defective products, environmental issues, identity theft, predatory lending and more.

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