The first talcum powder cancer lawsuit, filed against Johnson & Johnson, Luzenac America (a talc-mining company), and Rio Tinto Materials (Luzenac America's parent company) was won in November of 2013. The plaintiff in the case was a woman named Deane Berg who developed ovarian cancer in 2006. Ms. Berg used talcum powder products made by Johnson & Johnson on a daily basis for over thirty years, and the federal jury in her South Dakota determined that her cancer was linked to her use of baby powder. This baby powder lawsuit alleged that Johnson & Johnson and the talc mining companies were negligent in warning consumers of the risks identified with perineal talcum powder dusting. Ms. Berg's win established a precedent for the tens or hundreds of thousands of women who have developed ovarian cancer from baby powder.
In 2016, the Onder Law Firm represented women in a St. Louis talcum powder cancer lawsuit that has resulted in the plaintiffs receiving significant compensation. Confirming the link betweeb baby powder and cancer, the St. Louis juries awarded $72 and $55 million, respectively, to two of the plaintiffs. Baby powder cancer lawyers believe that women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used talcum powder or baby powder products in the past may be entitled to compensation for damages.
An estimated 22,240 women developed ovarian cancer during 2013, says the American Cancer Society. A leading expert on ovarian cancer, Dr. Daniel Cramer asserts that almost half of these new cases, or approximately 10,000, can be traced to talcum powder use. Ovarian cancer is a relatively rare disease, yet it is deadly. The American Cancer Society projected that approximately 14,030 women would die of ovarian cancer during 2013. One of the most dangerous aspects of ovarian cancer is that the earliest, and most treatable, stages of the disease may be unaccompanied by symptoms. Only when the disease spreads to other organs may a woman become aware of telling symptoms – and by that point, the disease is more challenging to treat and it may be too late to save the woman's life.
Persons and loved ones of persons who have suffered from ovarian cancer after using talc baby powder regularly for genital hygiene may be entitled to compensation by filing a baby powder cancer lawsuit. It is the mission of this firm to provide the best talcum powder ovarian cancer legal representation possible. To speak with an attorney and learn whether you may be entitled to compensation, simply complete the contact form on this website. One of the attorneys handling baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuits will contact you promptly to discuss the details of your situation and answer your questions in a no-obligation baby powder lawsuit case review.
Individuals and the family members of persons who have suffered from ovarian cancer may question whether filing a talcum powder cancer lawsuit will actually result in meaningful compensation, or if the cases will be filed as a class action lawsuit. Rest assured that baby powder lawsuits are not class action lawsuits, where each plaintiff may be awarded only a symbolic settlement amount. It is likely as more talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits develop that these suits will come together in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL). MDL allows the court to process similar cases more quickly, but each case is settled on its own merit, taking into account the particularities of each plaintiff's situation. Compensation is determined on an individual basis according to your circumstances.
Many persons considering filing a baby powder ovarian cancer lawsuit may also worry about anticipated legal costs. These baby powder attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any legal fees to the plaintiff unless compensation is secured on your behalf. For a free no-obligation consultation, complete our brief online contact form. One of our talcum powder cancer lawyers will contact you shortly to answer your questions as definitely as possible.
OnderLaw, LLC is a St. Louis personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. The Onder Law Firm has represented clients throughout the United States in pharmaceutical litigation such as Vioxx, Digitek, Ethex and others, and other law firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. For more information, visit www.familysafetylawyers.com or call 1-877-ONDER-LAW.
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