Talcum Powder Mass Tort Claims
Johnson and Johnson owe a responsibility to victims of cancer causing baby powder.
What You Need to Know
- Researchers have known for more than 30 years the link between talcum powder & ovarian cancer.
- African American and Latina women were targeted for the sale of this powder.
- This was despite concern that they might be at increased risk for these cancers.
- If you used talc and experienced ovarian or other cancers you could be eligible for compensation.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHO IS AT RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER FROM BABY POWDER PRODUCTS?
Any woman who has used baby powder products on a daily or weekly basis for an extended amount of time. African American and Latina women were targeted for the sale of this powder.
HOW IS BABY POWDER DANGEROUS?
When baby powder products are applied to the genital region baby powder particles can travel through the female reproductive system to the ovaries and remain for many years. This creates an environment conducive to the growth of cancer cells.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY OVARIAN OR OTHER CANCER WAS CAUSED BY BABY POWDER?
The tissue samples and pathology reports that were used to diagnose the cancer and determine the best method of treatment can be examined now to determine if your tissues contain baby powder fibers. By reviewing your medical records and sending your pathology reports to a baby powder cancer expert, we can determine whether baby powder may have caused your cancer.
WHO CAN MAKE A BABY POWDER CANCER CLAIM OR FILE A BABY POWDER OVARIAN CANCER LAWSUIT?
Women, or the family members of women, who have been diagnosed with ovarian or certain other cancers and have a history of using baby powder products for perineal hygiene may have grounds to make a baby powder cancer claim by filing a baby powder cancer lawsuit.
DOES IT COST ANYTHING FOR YOU TO REVIEW MY CASE?
No. We will always listen to your circumstances and give you our analysis of your case without any cost or further obligation.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO FILE A BABY POWDER CANCER LAWSUIT?
Most states have talcum powder lawsuit time limits so contact The Cochran Firm now to make sure your rights are protected.
WHO WILL HANDLE MY CASE?
Your case will be handled by three law firms: Onder Law Firm, The Cochran Firm and Dicks & Coglianese. Your case will not be shipped out to other law firms. The Onder Law Firm will be lead counsel on litigation of your case.
The Onder Law Firm has won the most Talcum powder ovarian cancer verdicts-over $300 million. This success is driven by handling one client and case at a time.
We understand that each case and each client is different, and we will treat you with the respect you deserve.Our firms are pursuing medical product cases, not only to help our clients, but to make a difference
WILL I NEED TO PAY ANY MONEY UP FRONT BEFORE YOU TAKE MY CASE?
No, you do not need to pay any money upfront. You will not owe any money for attorney fees and expenses unless we obtain money for you or your family.
WHY OUR FIRM? HOW IS OUR FIRM DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHERS WITH WHOM I HAVE SPOKEN?
We have invested the time and energy to understand the science regarding asbestos in talc and the effects on African American women. The Cochran Firm, built on the legacy of our founder, Johnnie Cochran, has been a leader in the fight for justice and civil rights since its inception. We believe that the compassion shown to our clients, and the passion with which we pursue their claims, are second to none.So, we always strive to treat you with the respect you deserve, and we are available to answer questions 24/7. Last, at other firms, medical products clients may be passed from firm to firm, and treated as cold, impersonal and exchangeable. Other firms often assign paralegals and legal assistants to communicate with clients and answer their questions who may not know the details of your case. Not us!
WON’T I BE BETTER OFF WITH A “LOCAL” LAWYER, CLOSE TO HOME?
Medical products litigation is national, not local in nature. Medical products claims are awfully hard to win and require lawyers to spend a lot of money to fight the drug companies. Not many local firms can handle the details of these large national lawsuits. In fact, for this reason, many “local” lawyers ultimately end up referring these types of cases to our firms.
IF MY CASE IS FILED IN ANOTHER STATE, WILL I HAVE TO TRAVEL THERE?
These cases are handled by national, “non-local,” firms on the defense side as well. Most of the time, they are willing to travel to you, if the need arises. Generally, the only time you may have to travel is if your case goes to trial, and our firms would front the travel costs in such a situation.
WILL MY CASE BE PART OF A CLASS ACTION?
No. Your case is not part of a class action. Your case will be handled by itself; and when resolved, your injuries and damages will be separately evaluated. If trial is necessary, your case would be tried separately, and a jury would be asked to consider and resolve only your case.
WHAT IS AN MDL?
MDL stands for “multi-district litigation.” An MDL is not a class action. It is a way to simplify case work up before trial. If a trial is necessary, your case would be sent back to the federal court where the case was originally filed.
IS IT BETTER TO BE AN MDL OR STATE COURT?
It depends. As national firms, we can thoroughly analyze your cases and make this determination. Often, the best place to file your lawsuit is not in the state where you live.
WILL IT COST ME ANYTHING IF I LOSE?
No. Our firm fronts all costs and works strictly on a contingency fee basis. If we do not recover money for you, you will never owe us anything. We only get paid if you get paid.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO MAKE MY DECISION?
Time is of the essence. Every state has time limits to file a lawsuit, so it is important that you act quickly to ensure that your attorneys have time to organize your case and get the necessary records. If you wait too long, you may not be able to file a lawsuit.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RESOLVE MY CASE?
It varies. Generally, it takes a couple of years from beginning to end. We must make sure you get everything you deserve, and we want to make sure the drug companies do not get off lightly. This is not a process that can be rushed.
Please contact The Cochran Firm today for your free, no-obligation consultation.