There have been thousands of lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of talcum powder as it’s becoming increasingly clear that there is a link between the use of talcum powder and cancer.
More and more people just like you are becoming aware that the distributors, manufacturers, and suppliers of talcum powder have failed to warn the public about the dangers of talc-based products.
What Have the Manufacturers of Talc-Based Products Not Told Us?
For over 40 years, scientists have been reporting a link between ovarian cancer, and other serious health problems related to the use of talc products like baby powder.
The link has been asbestos. Talc fibers are similar in nature to asbestos, and talc is mined in the same area as asbestos and cross-contamination have been known to happen.
The manufacturers of baby powder and other talcum powder manufacturers have been insisting all along that their products are asbestos-free, but too many people and juries have heard experts testify against them.
The injuries could be based on talc’s relationship with the asbestos or another characteristic doesn’t really matter, because juries in New York and across the United States have been holding the manufacturers of talcum products liable for mesothelioma and ovarian cancer.
Which Talcum Powders Are A Risk?
While talc is used in many products such as cosmetics and other personal care products, items that contain talc could be putting you in harm’s way.
However, many products you may think contain talc actually contain corn starch, and these products do not pose the threat and have not been linked to cancer or mesothelioma. This is why it’s important to read the ingredient labels on any product you buy.
Who Are the Manufacturers of Talcum Powder?
- Johnson & Johnson: They are the most well-known manufacturer of talcum powder products. They include Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. Many women use these products to dust their genital areas as part of their daily personal hygiene routine. The company is now owned by Valean Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Johnson & Johnson has been the named defendant in over 6,000 lawsuits to date over ovarian cancer.
- Colgate-Palmolive Co.: Colgate manufactured Cashmere Bouquet, a line of personal hygiene products that contain cosmetic talcum powder. These products have allegedly caused mesothelioma in some of its users. Cashmere Bouquet has been the subject of many mesothelioma lawsuits and in 2015, Colgate was ordered to pay a woman $13 million after she was diagnosed with mesothelioma after using Cashmere Bouquet for years. Similar cases have also been filed.
- Imerys – Talcum Powder Supplier: Imerys is based in France and has locations in the United States. It is one of the leading suppliers of talc in the world. They supply talc to manufacturers of paint, cosmetics, baby powder, pharmaceuticals, soap, rubber, plastics, ceramics, and other products. They have been a named defendant in both ovarian cancer and mesothelioma lawsuits.
- Other Manufacturers of Talcum Powder: Johnson & Johnson may have the most market share, but talc-based products are also under many different labels such as Angel of Mine Baby Powder, Anti Monkey Butt Powder, Assured Shower & Bath Absorbent Body Powder, and store brands such as CVS, Family Dollar, and Rite Aid.
When it comes to private label products, most often there is a supplier and/or manufacturer involved. If you have been injured by one of these products, the talcum powder lawyers at The Falkowitz Law Firm in Long Island, New York can help you get to the bottom of which company is putting these products on the market.
What Can A Talcum Powder Attorney Do to Help Me?
When it comes to taking on a big corporation in a talcum powder cancer lawsuit, it takes legal expertise, and resources. These big corporations have deep pockets and a whole team of experts. The lawyers at The Falkowitz Law Firm in Long Island, New York won’t back down when facing one of these big corporations while protecting your rights.
If you or a loved one is fighting cancer because of talcum powder, please make an appointment to speak with one of the lawyers at The Falkowitz Law Firm in Long Island New York. Our consultations are free.