Have There Been Any Lawsuits Filed Related To Talcum Powder Use And Cancer?

Have There Been Any Lawsuits Filed Related To Talcum Powder Use And Cancer? Yes, due to recent scrutiny over talcum powder products, many women have begun to individually and collectively pursue litigation against manufacturers for the injuries that they have sustained.

  1. The Controversy Between Talcum Powder And Cancer
  2. Talcum Powder Jury Awards And Settlement Amounts
  3. Wondering About A Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

The Controversy Between Talcum Powder And Cancer

Current controversy over the linkage between talcum powder and ovarian cancer only underscores litigation that has already commenced against the manufacturers of this product. Here are summaries of some recent cases:

NAME: FOX VS. JOHNSON & JOHNSON
STATE: MISSOURI
YEAR: 2016
VERDICT: $72,000,000
SUMMARY:

Female plaintiff contended that she developed ovarian cancer after using products containing talc. Claims involved both unreasonably unsafe products as well as failure to warn.

NAME: JOAN ROBUSTO VS. WHITAKER CLARK & DANIELS
STATE: NEW YORK
YEAR: 2015
VERDICT: $7,000,000
SUMMARY:

Female plaintiff sued the manufacturer of the talcum powder she used because, in her complaint, she developed cancer (mesothelioma) from the asbestos within it.

NAME: WINKEL V. CALAVERAS ASBESTOS LTD.; COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
STATE: CALIFORNIA
YEAR: 2008
VERDICT: $13,000,000
SUMMARY:

A woman who used the defendant’s talcum powder product for nearly fifty years sued the company after developing cancer. Her argument stated that it contained asbestos and that was the reason why she developed the disease.

NAME: KAENZIG VS. CHARLES B. CHRYSTAL INC. ET AL
STATE: NEW JERSEY
YEAR: 2013
VERDICT: $1,600,000
SUMMARY:

In this case, the plaintiff sued the manufacturer of a talcum powder product after he developed cancer. This was a rather unique case, however, because his exposure to the talcum powder was not. Instead, he was indirectly exposed to it when his father brought it home from work on his clothing everyday for an extended period of time.

NAME: WILLIAM P. AUBIN V. BANNER SUPPLY CO.
STATE: FLORIDA
YEAR: 2010
VERDICT:
$14,191,000
SUMMARY:

A man recovered in this case due to asbestos exposure from the powders and products he used at work. The suit primarily involved a failure to warn claim.

NAME: BERG VS. JOHNSON & JOHNSON
STATE: SOUTH DAKOTA
YEAR: 2013
SUMMARY:

Woman successfully sued the large manufacturer of talcum powder. She argued that after using it for over thirty years, it was the primary reason why developed ovarian cancer. Her award was over one million dollars.

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Talcum Powder Jury Awards And Settlement Amounts

Here is the breakdown of recoveries in cases so far involving talcum powder, cancer, asbestos, etc.

Recovery Range
$0
$1-$50,000
$50,000-$100,000
$100,000-$200,000
$200,000-$500,000
$500,000-$1,000,000
$1,000,000-$2,000,000
$2,000,000-5,000,000
>$5,000,000
% Of Plaintiffs
0
8
17
8
0
0
8
0
67

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Wondering About A Talcum Powder Lawsuit?

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can sit down with you and explain all of the intricacies involved in talcum powder litigation as well as any pending lawsuits around the country. Plus, if you choose to file a case, we can represent you on contingency so that all costs are deferred until you’re happy with the outcome. Just call us today. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can handle all aspects of your talcum powder lawsuit with care and expertise.

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