Talcum powder cases allege that baby powder producer were aware that their talc was contaminated with asbestos and might lead to mesothelioma and ovarian cancer, but did nothing to warn consumers. Individual lawsuits represent the majority of the cases, however, at least four class-action lawsuits have been filed. Plaintiffs have recently been awarded billions of dollars in jury decisions.
Ovarian cancer, mesothelioma
$4.69 billion in compensatory and punitive damages
Johnson & Johnson; Imerys Talc America; Colgate-Palmolive; Whittaker, Clark & Daniels; Vanderbilt Minerals
Women must have used talc-containing goods around the vaginal area daily or practically daily before getting ovarian cancer in ovarian cancer litigation. It’s worth noting that women who used cornstarch-based baby powders aren’t covered by these lawsuits because cornstarch-based powders don’t contain talc.
People who developed ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using a cosmetic or commercial talcum powder product may be qualified to launch a talcum powder case.
People who acquired mesothelioma after using talc-containing goods are also qualified to pursue a claim. Clay, chalk, paper, crayons, pottery, joint compounds, and adhesives are examples of cosmetic, baby powder, and industrial items.