Possible link between cancer and talcum powder

On Behalf of | Oct 17, 2019 | Negligence

You’ve been regularly using talcum powder for years to get some relief, but new information has come to light that might do just the opposite. According to new studies, the powder may be responsible for your cancer diagnosis, and the manufacturer might have known the risk all along.

A new study has concluded that talcum powders can cause mesothelioma. Though it can be very difficult to prove what specifically caused your disease, this study comes on the heels of a report that Johnson & Johnson may have known for decades that some of its baby powder might contain asbestos. If you have a cancer diagnosis that might link directly to the use of talcum powder, then you may be in line for compensation.

Cause and effect

A primary ingredient in talcum powder is talc, which can have naturally occurring amounts of asbestos, which is known to cause cancer. If you have made continuous use of talcum powder, you may be able to prove the manufacturer’s negligence led to your difficulties.

Showing proof

For your lawsuit, you may have to prove a string of cause and effect:

  • Negligence: Johnson & Johnson could have been negligent in continuing the sale of their talcum powder even though they may have known there was a chance of asbestos being present in some of their products.
  • Injury: Contaminated talcum powder can leave behind asbestos fibers, possibly inflaming tissue and causing cancer growth. You will likely need to prove that it was your extended use of talcum powder that caused your illness.
  • Harm: Atonement could be available for your hospital bills, lost wages from work and other forms of pain and suffering if you can string all the factors together.

Knowing how this new information affects you could make a big difference if you need compensation. Get the help you need by finding out if there is a connection between a company’s negligence and your diagnosis.