Talcum powder has been found to cause cancer when exposed to different tissues in the human body. Use of talcum powder has been linked to ovarian cancer and mesothelioma due to the asbestos in the powder.
Adult consumers are at risk of exposure to asbestos through talcum powder if they use cosmetics and personal care products including makeup, and body powders. Application of talcum powder as a feminine hygiene routine is the strongest risk factor for the development of asbestos-related ovarian cancer. Risk of developing mesothelioma increases with continued exposure to asbestos-contaminated talcum powder.
As experienced mass tort lawyers, we understand the strategies to extract maximum value from bankruptcies. We have been representing clients in their cases against talcum powder manufacturers since 2016. LTL was created as a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson shortly before it voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2021. Since that time, there has been ongoing litigation to determine whether the process to have LTL file for bankruptcy was permissible. The bankruptcy court has appointed Kenneth Feinberg, a well-known and highly respected mediator, to estimate the number and value of current and future talcum powder claims. We are hopeful that Mr. Feinberg’s involvement will help encourage a successful mediation outcome so that the parties can all avoid the costly and lengthy process of a contested bankruptcy proceeding.
If you have been affected by this product, you need attorneys who understand the bankruptcy process. Andrews & Thornton and Saddle Rock Legal Group are working together to achieve maximum compensation for persons who used talcum powder and have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma. Anne Andrews and Sean Higgins of Andrews & Thornton have negotiated on behalf of personal injury victims in some of the largest mass tort bankruptcies in American history. Their efforts secured billions of dollars in compensation for victims.