When you’ve received a dreaded diagnosis like cancer, or, more specifically, mesothelioma, you start to wonder how you got this disease. Mesothelioma is a rare but serious condition. It is caused by exposure to a mineral called asbestos.
Asbestos fibers were once widely used in construction materials. If you never worked in a field like shipbuilding, mining, or construction, hearing that you have a deadly disease caused by asbestos can leave you feeling bewildered. Most consumers don’t know that there’s a far more familiar source of dangerous asbestos exposure lurking in their bathroom or gym bag: talcum powder.
Cosmetics like baby powder and body powder often contain talc, a mineral that naturally occurs near deposits that contain asbestos. If you use talcum powder regularly for hygiene purposes, you could be breathing in a carcinogen without even knowing it. Sadly, by the time many consumers find out the dangers, it’s too late. Asbestos exposure has been going on for years or even decades. The damage to your lungs is already done.
If you knew about the potential dangers of using baby powder, you could have protected yourself. Now, you’re suffering from painful treatments that are your only hope of fighting back against this incurable disease. And it’s all because of baby powder manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson.
You don’t have to let the talc powder manufacturer get away with this.
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Jury Awards California Woman $21.7 Million
On May 23rd, a California jury delivered a verdict after two months of deliberations. They found Johnson and Johnson responsible for the mesothelioma Joanne Anderson claimed she contracted after using talcum-based baby powder for three decades. The jury still has to determine punitive damages.
Ms. Anderson’s attorney claimed that the baby powder tested positive for asbestos, a claim Johnson and Johnson denies. Instead, they insisted the plaintiff “spontaneously” developed mesothelioma. The jury disagreed and awarded Joanne Anderson $21.7 Million.
Console and Associates have 25 years of experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we’ve worked with law firms across the country, including those that handle talcum powder asbestos claims. If we cannot handle a claim, our goal is to connect you with an experienced attorney who can. If you developed mesothelioma after exposure to talcum powder, call today. We’ll ask you a few questions so that we can put you in touch with the right attorney.
If you think that inhaling microscopic asbestos fibers from baby powder caused your cancer, then you can’t afford not to pursue a claim.
Malignant mesothelioma is a devastating form of cancer. Even when the disease is detected at its earliest stage, less than half of victims survive for two years. Just a small fraction of patients survive for five years. When mesothelioma is diagnosed at an advanced stage, less than one percent of patients live for five more years.
With an aggressive form of cancer like mesothelioma, your prognosis depends on the medical treatment you can afford. Winning a talc asbestos lawsuit could be your one chance to ease your symptoms, improve your quality of life, and perhaps even extend your life. Innovative new drugs and clinical trials have seen some success in treating mesothelioma. But if you’re counting on your health insurance to cover these experimental treatments, you might be out of options.
Many victims of mesothelioma worry about what will happen to their families in the future. You can rest assured that moving forward with a baby powder asbestos claim is the best thing you can do to protect your loved ones. While nothing can take the pain out of this difficult situation, many mesothelioma patients feel relief knowing that their family will, at the very least, be taken care of financially.
If you’re like many victims, seeing a talcum powder lawsuit commercial might have been the first you have heard of the connection between baby powder and cancer.
The American Cancer Society still reports that cosmetic talc powder doesn’t raise the risk of lung cancer, even though the International Agency for Research on Cancer considers talc with asbestos, carcinogenic to humans., During previous trials, unsealed documents showed that Johnson & Johnson knew their mine’s had asbestos in 1974.
Asbestos fibers are too small to see. When inhaled, these microscopic fibers can cause scarring, inflammation, and fluid buildup in the lungs. Ultimately, cancerous cells can grow in the mesothelium, the lining that covers parts of the body, such as the lungs, heart, and abdomen.
How do you go about finding out if talc powder is what caused your mesothelioma? How do you prove it? And how do you turn this suspicion that baby powder is to blame into a successful talc asbestos lawsuit?
The first step is to get help. This isn’t the kind of case you can handle on your own. The last thing you want is to divert your energy from focusing on your health to trying to navigate the complex claims process.
You should speak to a lawyer right away if:
When you talk to a talcum powder attorney, it may help to have the details of your diagnosis available. What form of mesothelioma do you have? What stage is your cancer now? If you don’t have that information available, let us know. We can help.
It also helps if you can provide some details about your talc powder use. How long have you been using baby powder or body powder? Which product did you use? How frequently would you say you used this product?
You know how severely this illness has affected your life. Don’t put off getting the help you need any longer.
If you don’t know who to contact, call Console and Associates. We’re familiar with firms across the country who can handle claims like yours. After a few questions, we’ll refer you to someone with experience handling mass tort claims.
When you’re facing an aggressive form of cancer because of a baby powder company’s negligence, you want to put your case in the hands of experienced asbestos attorneys. You won’t have to pay to speak with an attorney about your claim. All of the law firms we work with operate on a contingency fee basis like we do. This means that they don’t charge you anything for your claim until you receive a settlement.