Talcum Powder Class Action Lawsuit Lawyer DC, MD, VA
If you or a loved one are one of the many victims of the harmful side effects of using talcum powder baby or beauty products, a talcum powder class action lawsuit lawyer in DC, MD or VA may be able to help you.
Talcum Powder & Asbestos
When studies came out several decades ago that linked talcum powder use to developing cancer and other serious health problems, many of the companies that manufactured talcum powder products were made aware of this hazard. In 1976, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (now, Personal Care Products Council) asked its members to use asbestos-free talc.
There have been more than 20 studies since 1971 that have linked talcum powder use to ovarian cancer. In an aggregate analysis of many of these studies, it is estimated that women who used talcum powder were 33 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer compared to women who did not use it. More recent research indicates that pure talc does not contain cancer-causing asbestos but talc that does contain asbestos minerals has in fact led to the development of mesothelioma.
Unfortunately, many health and beauty product companies did not heed these warnings and continued to use talc contaminated with asbestos, in their products.
A talcum powder class action lawsuit lawyer in DC, MD or VA may be able to help you seek compensation for expenses that are the result of your or your loved one’s talcum powder related illness, as well as for things such as pain, grief, and suffering.
Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Many lawsuits have been won for victims of the dangerous side effects of using talcum powder that was contaminated with asbestos because the companies that made these products failed to warn consumers about their products’ potentially harmful side effects. Some of these DC, MD and VA lawsuits have been filed on behalf of individuals as well as, many have been filed by a talcum powder class action lawsuit lawyer on behalf of a group of individuals in one action.
If you or someone close to you used talcum powder and developed cancers such as ovarian or mesothelioma, to name just two, a class action lawsuit lawyer from DC, MD, VA or the state that you currently reside in, may be able to protect your rights by getting you the compensation you need and may be entitled to.
Talc is the softest known mineral, It is a clay mineral that is comprised of hydrated magnesium silicate. A powder form of talc is often combined with cornstarch and other ingredients to make baby powder. This and other combinations of talc are used in healthcare, beauty, and other baby, products. It is used for industrial purposes such as in the production of ceramics, plastics, paper, roofing, flooring, and rubber.
While many have said that talc causes cancer, there is not much evidence to prove that talc in its pure form does this. Unfortunately, many talc products contain asbestos and this is known to cause certain cancers and other serious health problems.
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