Talcum Powder Lawsuits in Baton Rouge
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For years, talcum powder was the primary ingredient in baby powder and other body and facial powders. Talc helps absorb moisture and cut down on friction, but it can also contain asbestos, a substance known to cause cancers in and around the lungs when inhaled.
Many manufacturers claim their talc is asbestos-free, yet countless people develop mesothelioma and ovarian cancer after using talcum powders. Talc that contains asbestos is carcinogenic to humans, so these manufacturers must be held responsible.
If you have been harmed by talcum powder, Day Law Group is here to help.
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What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the tissue that lines your lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs (mesothelium). Most people who get mesothelioma develop it as a result of asbestos exposure, and the disease typically begins in the lungs.
Symptoms of mesothelioma include:
- Trouble breathing
- Unexplained weight loss
- Pain under the rib cage
- Pain, swelling, or lumps in the abdomen
Seek medical attention if you are experiencing any of the symptoms above.
If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of using talc, contact our Baton Rouge talcum powder lawyers today.
The Link Between Talc and Ovarian Cancer
When particles from talcum powder travel to the ovaries, they may increase the risk of ovarian cancer. Talc powder containing asbestos can also cause cancer. While talc may not be toxic by itself, any talc that is contaminated with asbestos has the potential to cause ovarian cancer. Some manufacturers, like Johnson & Johnson, knew their talc powders contained asbestos but did nothing to warn consumers.
The Case Against Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson has been forced to pay billions of dollars to women with ovarian cancer, and thousands of lawsuits claiming the company’s talc products caused mesothelioma or ovarian cancer are still pending. Although J&J claims its powders are safe, the company removed its talc products from the market in May 2020. Memorandums dating as far back as the 1960s indicate that J&J’s lucrative talc powders could contain asbestos, but the profit-driven company kept the so-called “golden egg” on the market and even pushed it on consumers.
Many women used J&J powders to prevent chafing between the legs and developed ovarian cancer as a result. Talc can also be found in lipstick, mascara, eye shadow, blush, and foundation. While J&J has recalled and ultimately removed their talc products, many lawsuits remain unresolved – and many women have spent their whole lives using talc-based cosmetics.
Johnson & Johnson and other manufacturers are to blame. Day Law Group can help you hold them accountable.
With the risk of asbestos contamination and cancer, talcum powders should never have been available to consumers. Unfortunately, money-hungry companies like Johnson & Johnson have allowed asbestos into our personal hygiene products and shirked responsibility.
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Day Law Group can help you file or join a class-action lawsuit.
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