How Long Does it Take to Get Money from a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
Nearly all mass tort cases are settled before they go to trial. This has been the trend in the talcum powder cancer litigation, as well. However, even after the litigation has concluded, it can still take some time for the plaintiff to get the compensation they're owed. In general, you can expect to get your money in the mail within 1 to 2 months.
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What are the Pros and Cons of a Lawsuit Settlement?
There are currently tens of thousands of cases pending in federal courts around the country. There are many variables that can affect how long it takes to resolve these cases.
For example, some talc lawsuits may reach the settlement phase early. While this may seem like a good thing because you get paid sooner, a settlement means that neither side was determined by a court to be right or wrong. Defendants may settle cases early before more evidence is uncovered in order to save their reputation, which means that these parties may not be held accountable to the full extent of the law.
An early settlement may also mean that the plaintiff took the first settlement offer that was presented. In many cases, this is a lower figure than they deserve. A knowledgeable and experienced attorney will often advise their client that the first offer is not the best, and will use their expert negotiation skills to get a better payout.
What Percentage of Talc has Asbestos?
A study conducted at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine found asbestos in 10 samples of talc products, with the asbestos content in the samples ranging from 2% to 20%. Since then, other brands of talcum powder and baby powder have tested positive for asbestos.
How Much Exposure to Asbestos Will Cause Mesothelioma?
There is no safe amount of asbestos exposure. Being exposed to asbestos even once can lead to asbestos-related diseases including pleural thickening, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
How Do I Sue Johnson & Johnson?
If you believe asbestos-tainted talcum powder caused you to develop cancer, please fill out the contact form below or call (866) 588-0600 to discuss how you can file a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay nothing unless we win your case.
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Again, if you got ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using talcum powder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and we can help.