The Dangers Of Talcum Powder
Over the last several years, there has been a significant amount of litigation regarding talcum powder and its link to mesothelioma and other cancers. Among the settlements, industry giant Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay millions to people who have gotten sick after using talcum powder.
The biggest danger with talcum powder is that it has the potential to be contaminated with asbestos. Talc and asbestos are both naturally occurring minerals that often exist near each other in the talc mines. While there is a strong connection between asbestos-containing talc and cancer, the link between non-asbestos-containing talc and cancer is still unclear, and still poses a risk.
Talking to a skilled lawyer about your claim can help you get answers about getting compensation.
Keeping An Eye Out For Cancer
There is still a lot to be learned about what illnesses can come from using talcum powder. Currently, the two biggest threats are ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.
Often, these cancers take a while to appear and many of the symptoms are easy to dismiss or attribute to a less-serious illness. Symptoms to watch out for, include:
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Weight loss
Helping You Seek Compensation
Our attorneys understand how overwhelming it can be to go through receiving a cancer diagnosis for yourself or a loved one. This is a time when you should be able to focus on your health and treatment. You should not have to worry about where the money is going to come from for your medical bills.
We can help you understand your claim and the steps to take to move forward in seeking compensation.
We Can Answer Your Questions
Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is stressful, heartbreaking and expensive. It can seem even more overwhelming to think about talking to a lawyer about your claim. The Townsley Law Firm offers a free consultation so that you can get your questions answered and learn more about the steps in the process. To make an appointment, contact us online, or call our Lake Charles office at 337-377-0584.