Studies have found that when talcum powder is applied to the perineal area over time, the tiny particles of talc can travel through the womb, up the fallopian tubes, and into the ovaries, greatly increasing a woman’s risk of ovarian cancer.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer after using Clubman Pinaud Talc, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.
What is Talc?
Talc is a mineral composed mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS) . As the principal ingredient in talcum powder, talc absorbs moisture and helps reduce friction, making it useful for keeping skin dry and helping to prevent rashes. Talc is widely used in cosmetic products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder and adult body and facial powders, as well as in a variety of other consumer products.
What is Cornstarch?
As the name implies, cornstarch is derived from corn, and is used as an ingredient in many types of food, including cornbread! Cornstarch looks a little like talc and has some of the same properties that make it useful as a cosmetic, such as helping keep the skin dry and preventing diaper rash.
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Cornstarch vs. Talc
Despite their similar appearance and relative usefulness as cosmetic ingredients, cornstarch, and talc are actually very different substances. For instance, one is a mineral and the other is a food ingredient (if you don’t know which is which, you haven’t been paying very good attention to this article, and god only knows what you've been putting in your cornbread). Cornstarch also contains larger particles, so it is considered to be a safer ingredient in baby powder compared to talc.
The Plaintiff in California Talcum Powder Lawsuit Awarded Record $417 Million
A Los Angeles jury in August 2018 awarded $417 million to a California woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer from talc in Johnson’s Baby Powder. The verdict, reached after a nearly 1-month trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, included $347 million in punitive damages against J&J, according to USA Today .
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Ovarian Cancer Symptoms
- Pelvic pain
- Abdominal pain
- Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
- Urinary symptoms such as urgency (always feeling like you have to go) or frequency (having to go often)
Can I File a Clubman Pinaud Talc Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit against the maker of Clubman Pinaud Talc, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving product liability allege that a product was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain potential health risk. In the case of talcum powder, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that manufacturers failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of cancer.
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Do I have a Clubman Pinaud Talc Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Clubman Pinaud Talc lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new mesothelioma and ovarian cancer cases in all 50 states.
Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you developed cancer from a talcum powder product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.