Is there a time limit on when I can make a claim against talcum-related cancer?

By - July 19, 2019
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Yes. Every state in the US has a statute of limitations for when you can file a personal injury or product liability lawsuit. In many states, you have two years from the date of injury to file your lawsuit. However, the time frame in which you used baby powder may have been 20 years ago, so the statute of limitations has expired. In this situation, you would rely on what is called ‘the discovery rule’ to file your claim. This means you would have two years from the date of discovery of your cancer (usually the day you are diagnosed) to file your claim.

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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