Sometimes, a company distributes a product that causes harm to many people in a similar way. When these people get together to hold the company accountable, it can either be through a class action lawsuit or through mass tort litigation. In the latter example, plaintiffs are able to pursue their claim individually.
At MacCloskey, Kesler & Associates, we have extensive experience with mass tort litigation. Currently, we are working with clients who have developed ovarian cancer or other complications due to the use of talcum powder.
Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer
Talcum powder, specifically from distributor Johnson & Johnson, has been linked to ovarian cancer. Since the 1970s, studies have demonstrated repeated use of talc in the genital area can increase the risk of ovarian cancer. More recently, researchers have concluded a 40% increase in risk for developing ovarian cancer with only weekly use of talc.
Unfortunately, talcum powder is not just found in powder form. It has also been used in feminine hygiene products, which only increases exposure risk.
Further, Johnson & Johnson has recently come under fire for knowingly distributing talc products with traces of asbestos. This act of negligence is unacceptable and could have potentially harmed many people.
What to Do Next
If you, or someone you love, has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and they have a history of using talcum powder, you could be entitled to compensation. There have been successful cases against companies like Johnson & Johnson throughout this mass tort litigation. Our firm has worked with clients just like you and has the experience to advocate for you in court.
Call us for a free case evaluation. We will learn more about you and your situation. Then, we will develop a plan of action to assure you receive a favorable outcome.