Talcum Powder Injury Lawsuit

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson claiming its talcum powder products can cause women to develop ovarian cancer. The company has last several of these lawsuits as juries awarded tens of millions in compensation to victims.

Our firm is currently investigating claims against Johnson & Johnson, and we offer a free consultation to discuss your situation. Over more than 20 years, our firm has obtained over $1 billion on behalf of our clients, including a $3.75 settlement for a victim of a defective product. Partner Nate Bjerke has represented injury victims against large corporations like Amazon, Walmart, Ford Motor Company, General Motors and State Farm Insurance.

If we find you have a case, there is no obligation to move forward. You decide if you want to file a talcum powder injury lawsuit and if you do, there are no fees for our services unless you receive compensation.

Learn more about how we may be able to assist you by calling (612) TSR-TIME to schedule your free legal consultation.

Am I Eligible to File a Lawsuit?

This is a difficult question to answer, as there are so many factors our experienced Bloomington defective product lawyers need to consider. Some of these factors may include:

  • When you were diagnosed
  • Your history of using talcum powder (how often and how long you have been using it)
  • Whether you used talcum powder products for feminine hygiene
  • Whether you have had a biopsy showing you have talcum powder in your system
  • Whether you had a genetic predisposition to developing ovarian cancer
  • The damages caused by your diagnosis

Determining if you may have a case is a complex task, and it is important to discuss the situation with a licensed attorney.

There is limited time to take legal action, so it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible.

We can be reached by phone: (612) TSR-TIME or online contact form anytime, 24/7.

Compensation in a Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Ovarian cancer is a life-threatening illness, and victims often go through painful treatment that causes many side effects that hurt their quality of life. Filing a lawsuit may allow you to obtain compensation for the damages you have suffered and may suffer in the future, including:

  • Past, current and future medical expenses related to your treatment
  • Lost wages for missing time at work
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Physical pain
  • Mental suffering
  • Lost companionship
  • Lost enjoyment of life

Sometimes punitive damages may be available. These are meant to punish product manufacturers for gross or intentional negligence or wrongdoing and try to prevent others from engaging in the same type of behavior in the future. While punitive damages are rarely awarded in injury claims, they may be more likely to be awarded in defective product cases.

Link to Ovarian Cancer

Over more than 50 years, numerous studies have come out showing a link between the use of talcum powder products for feminine hygiene and developing ovarian cancer.

One of the most recent came out in 2016 in the journal Epidemiology. Researchers studied more than 4,000 women (some had ovarian cancer and some did not). They found using talcum powder in the genital region increased the risk of developing ovarian cancer by 33 percent.

Another study released in 2016 found 63 percent of African-American women who developed ovarian cancer had used talcum powder throughout their life. Researchers concluded using talcum powder directly on the genital area increased the risk for ovarian cancer.

One of the first studies to link ovarian cancer to the use of talcum powder came out in 1971 in the medical journal The Lancet. The study analyzed ovarian tumors and researchers discovered talc particles embedded in them.

Since then, many more studies have come out, including a 2003 study analyzing 16 other studies. This study found a 33 percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer in women who regularly use talcum powder products for feminine hygiene.

There was also a 2013 study analyzing eight case studies showing women who used talcum powder in the genital area had a 20 to 30 percent higher risk for ovarian cancer.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer has concluded talc is a possible carcinogen (cancer-causing substance) for women.

Have questions about whether you can file a talcum powder injury lawsuit? Call (612) TSR-TIME.

Settlements That Have Been Reached

Johnson & Johnson is currently facing nearly 14,000 talcum powder lawsuits in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in New Jersey. An MDL combines lawsuits that make similar allegations to help streamline the process.

These lawsuits were filed by people who have ovarian cancer or families who lost loved ones to the disease. The lawsuits claim use of talcum powder products, such as Baby Powder, caused the victim to develop ovarian cancer. The lawsuits also claim Johnson & Johnson did not warn consumers about the risk of ovarian cancer.

These lawsuits have resulted in billions in awards to victims, including a $4.7 billion award for 22 women and their families. In July 2018, a St. Louis Circuit Court jury awarded $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages.

Here are some of the other notable verdicts in talcum powder injury lawsuits in recent years:

  • March 2019 – A jury in California awarded $29 million to a woman who claimed Johnson & Johnson talcum-powder based products caused her to develop cancer.
  • May 2018 – A Los Angeles jury awarded $21.7 million to a woman who claimed she developed cancer from Baby Powder. This award was all compensatory damages and did not include any punitive damages.
  • April 2018 – A jury in New Jersey awarded $117 million to a married couple. The wife claimed she developed mesothelioma from using Baby Powder. The award included $80 million in punitive damages.
  • August 2017 – A jury in Los Angeles awarded $417 million to a woman in her 60s who said she used Baby Powder for more than four decades. The majority of the award was punitive damages ($347 million).
  • October 2016 – Another St. Louis jury awarded $70 million in a case file by a woman from California who had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012.

Contact TSR Injury Law to Discuss a Possible Talcum Powder Injury Lawsuit

Manufacturers have a duty to create products that are reasonably safe for their intended use. If there are dangers or risk of contracting diseases from using these products, manufacturers must provide adequate warnings to consumers.

When product manufacturers do not fulfill their legal obligations, they should be held liable for their actions and the damages consumers suffer.

At TSR Injury Law, we have been representing injury victims for more than 20 years and have obtained over $1 billion in compensation. Our co-founder and managing partner Steven Terry has been selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer in Minnesota and is a member of the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers Association.

Your consultation is free and comes with no obligation. We do not get paid unless our clients receive compensation.

Call TSR Injury Law today to discuss a possible talcum powder injury lawsuit. (612) TSR-TIME

JUUL Nicotine Addiction Lawsuit

Has your child developed a nicotine addiction or suffered other injuries after using JUUL vaping products/e-cigarettes?

You may be eligible to seek compensation from the manufacturer for damages, such as medical expenses and pain and suffering. TSR Injury Law’s Bloomington defective product lawyers are currently investigating claims against JUUL from those injured by its vaping devices. There have been numerous reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of teenagers and young adults becoming addicted to nicotine and suffering nicotine poisoning after using JUUL and other e-cigarettes.

TSR Injury Law has been representing Minnesota injury victims for more than 20 years and has recovered $300 million on behalf of our clients. Partners Steve Terry and Nate Bjerke are both members of the Top 100 National Trial Lawyer’s Association.  TSR may also consult with other national firms depending on where the injury occurred.

The consultation with our attorneys is free of charge and there is no obligation to take legal action if you have a case. Our attorneys do not get paid unless you do first.

Call TSR Injury Law to discuss a possible JUUL lawsuit: (612) TSR-TIME. We are ready to take your call 24/7.

Do I Have a Case Against JUUL?

Defective product cases are complex, and our attorneys must consider a variety of factors to determine if you may have a case over your or your child’s injuries.

If you or your child used a JUUL vaping device before November 2018, you may have a claim against the company for failing to provide a warning in advertisements about the presence of nicotine in these products.

JUUL users may also have a claim against the company for misrepresenting the safety of its products. Marketing for these products claimed they were safer than traditional cigarettes.

These are the kinds of allegations made in lawsuits filed against JUUL by the attorneys general in North Carolina, New York and Illinois.

JUUL may be liable for damages suffered by users from their injuries, such as addition to nicotine and nicotine poisoning, a dangerous illness that could result in the following symptoms:

  • Seizures
  • Convulsions
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Blood clots
  • Injury to the heart

Chemicals in vape pods could cause children to develop bronchiolitis obliterans, or popcorn lung. This causes symptoms that are similar to symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – smokers of regular cigarettes often develop this disease after many years of addiction.

Can I File on Behalf of My Child?

Yes, parents or legal guardians may be able to file a JUUL lawsuit on behalf of their child or teenager who was injured by using JUUL products.

If you think you may have a case or have questions about the legal process, you can schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation with one of our licensed attorneys. If you have a case, we are prepared to manage the entire legal process on your behalf, pursuing maximum compensation and attempting to hold negligent parties liable for the damages they have caused.

Contact TSR Injury Law today at (612) TSR-TIME.

What Might My Case Be Worth?

If you have a valid case and decide to pursue it, you may be eligible to seek compensation for the damages you have suffered, which may include:

  • Past, current and future medical expenses
  • Cost of treating nicotine addiction
  • Pain and suffering, including past pain and suffering and the physical and psychological issues you may experience during treatment and recovery
  • Lost enjoyment of life if you or your child cannot participate in activities that he or she once enjoyed because of lung damage

In rare cases, victims may be eligible to seek punitive damages from product manufacturers. These damages are available in cases of egregious or intentional negligence. These damages are not related to a specific financial loss the victim suffered, instead they are meant to serve as punishment and to prevent other product manufacturers or entities from engaging in similar conduct in the future.

Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Attorney

Victims of defective products often have many questions about the legal process. They may be unsure if they have a case, what it may be worth, how to file a claim, and what the claim may allege.

The dedicated attorneys at TSR Injury Law have extensive knowledge of the legal process, having represented injury victims for more than 20 years. We are here to answer your questions and inform you of your potential legal options.

If you have a case and hire us to represent you, we are prepared to manage the legal process on your behalf, which may include:

  • Investigating the at-fault party or parties
  • Reviewing medical records
  • Consulting medical experts to help evaluate the severity of your injuries and damages
  • Reviewing research on JUUL and its health effects
  • Negotiating a settlement
  • Handling the trial if the case reaches that point

We have a dedicated legal team of licensed attorneys and support staff ready to get to work on your behalf fighting for your best interests and obtaining fair compensation.

We understand compensation cannot change what happened, but it can help victims looking to obtain necessary medical treatment and move forward with their lives.

Have questions? Call our firm anytime to schedule your free consultation. TSR Injury Law: (612) TSR-TIME.

Dangers of JUUL and Other E-Cigarettes

More than 5.3 million middle and high school students have used e-cigarette products like JUUL in 2019 alone, according to Tobacco-Free Kids. In December 2018, the U.S. Surgeon General released an advisory on use of e-cigarettes by young people declaring it an epidemic.

One of the reasons these products appeal to youth is because the pods come in various flavors that may help mask the taste of nicotine, such as menthol, cucumber, mint, mango and other fruits. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also notes these products can be used discreetly because they are the size of a USB flash drive.

Unfortunately, these products deliver nicotine in much higher doses than other e-cigarettes, which increases the risk of addiction. According to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report from January 2018, there is a lot of evidence that use of e-cigarettes among youth increases the risk of becoming a smoker.

Nicotine is harmful to everyone, but it can do lasting damage to adolescents whose brains are still developing. The dangers of cigarette smoking and nicotine use have been well-documented, but what many e-cigarette users may be unaware of or may not consider is the presence of other harmful chemicals.

These products often contain other harmful ingredients, such as acrolein (an herbicide used to kill weeds), which can result in irreversible damage to the lungs, along with asthma and lung cancer. Two primary ingredients in e-cigarettes are vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol, which are toxic to human cells. This is according to a University of North Carolina study.

When users activate an e-cigarette, it can produce acetaldehyde and formaldehyde, which can damage the lungs and the heart.

Vaping liquids may also include nitrosamines. These chemicals have been known to cause cancer.

FDA Warning Letter to JUUL Labs

In 2019, concerns about the safety of JUUL vaping products have been raised by everyone from anti-tobacco advocacy organizations to the FDA, U.S. Congress and even president Trump, who discussed a ban on flavored e-cigarettes in November.

After reviewing testimony from a July 2019 Congressional hearing about JUUL and the Youth Nicotine Epidemic, the FDA sent a warning letter to JUUL Labs Inc. in September about its unauthorized marketing of modified-risk tobacco products. (Companies are prohibited from marketing these kinds of products without an FDA order.)

The letter said the labeling and advertising of JUUL products could be reasonably expected to cause consumers to think these products:

  • Have a lower risk of tobacco-related disease
  • Are less harmful than other tobacco products on the market
  • Have a lower amount of nicotine
  • Do not contain a dangerous substance

The letter also identified many concerning statements from the Congressional hearing. These statements were made by a JUUL representative in a presentation to students. For example, the representative said JUUL products are “99 percent safer than cigarettes” and the FDA would approve JUUL any day.

The letter is part of an ongoing investigation of JUUL. The organization said if the rise in e-cigarette use by youth continues, it will take more aggressive action against the industry.

Lawsuits Filed Against JUUL

The attorneys general in three states (North Carolina, New York and Illinois) have filed lawsuits against JUUL. These lawsuits make many of the same allegations against the company:

  • Targeting young people as potential customers
  • Downplaying the danger of flavored vape products (many JUUL pods are three times the permissible concentration of nicotine that can legally be sold in many countries)
  • Misrepresenting the products as devices to help people quit smoking cigarettes
  • JUUL’s nicotine blend has a much higher concentration of nicotine than cigarettes and other tobacco products
  • Illegally selling products to minors through the website

“JUUL’s aggressive advertising campaign has significantly contributed to the public health crisis that has left youth…across the country addicted to its products,” said New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Contact TSR Injury Law About a Potential JUUL Lawsuit

Product manufacturers have a legal obligation to inform consumers about the risks of using their products, including the harmful chemicals that may be present. They are also prohibited from misrepresenting the safety of their products because of the harm this could cause.

JUUL users, including children and teenagers were not properly informed about the risks of their products. The company may have even targeted youth with advertising campaigns promoting flavored vaping products.

TSR Injury Law’s defective product attorneys are dedicated to pursuing compensation for those injured by dangerous products. We offer a free consultation and do not charge upfront fees for providing legal representation.

Over more than 20 years, we have recovered more than $150 million on behalf of Minnesota injury victims.

Call today to discuss your potential claim and the legal options that may be available. (612) TSR-TIME

Paraquat Lawsuits

Are you a farmer or agricultural laborer who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease after being exposed to the herbicide Paraquat? If so, call TSR Injury Law to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable attorney to learn how you may be able to pursue compensation.

Studies have shown a link between Paraquat exposure and Parkinson’s Disease. Lawsuits have already been filed seeking compensation from the manufacturer, Syngenta.

We offer a free consultation with no obligation to take legal action. If you choose to hire us, we do not charge you anything up front or while we work on your claim. We only get paid if you receive compensation.

Call today to schedule your free consultation: (612) TSR-TIME

Who is at Risk of Exposure?

People who are likely to face a higher risk of exposure to Paraquat include the following:

  • Farmers
  • Agricultural field workers
  • Commercial gardeners
  • Groundskeepers
  • Mixers
  • Aerial Sprayers
  • Individuals living on or near no-till farms

Is My Claim Eligible for Compensation?

To determine the validity of your claim, we must first review your situation in detail. During your free consultation, we may ask you about various things:

  • Your diagnosis or symptoms
  • Exposure to Paraquat
  • Any restricted use licenses or certifications
  • Proximity to a no-till farm/farm where Paraquat was sprayed
  • Whether you mixed, sprayed or applied Paraquat

Paraquat is the active ingredient in the following brand name herbicides:

  • Gramoxone
  • Parazone
  • Firestorm
  • Ortho-Paraquat
  • Devour
  • Blanco
  • Helmquat
  • Para-SHOT

If you used these herbicides and have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, you may have a case against the manufacturer.

It is important to speak to one of our attorneys as soon as possible so we may evaluate the nature of your claim. There is limited time to take legal action so it is important to get started as soon as possible.

What Might a Paraquat Case Be Worth?

Every situation is unique. This means that the type and amount of compensation may differ from one case to another depending on factors like:

  • Severity of your illness
  • Length of exposure
  • Family history and other risk factors

In most product liability cases, injury victims may be eligible to seek compensation for:

  • Medical bills associated with your injuries – This includes past and future doctor’s visits, hospital costs, surgeries, mental health counseling, etc.
  • Lost wages and lost earning capacity – If you had to take time off work to be treated or lost your job or ability to work due to your illness or injuries, you may be able to claim damages.
  • Pain and suffering – This refers to the physical and mental toll of your medical issues, such as depression, anxiety and physical pain.

When someone dies due to the negligence of a product manufacturer, family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf to seek compensation for:

  • Loss of care
  • Loss of financial support
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of valuable household services
  • Medical expenses for the decedent’s final illness or injury

Our attorneys understand the emotional and financial hardship for individuals and families who have been harmed by the negligence of product manufacturers. We are prepared to aggressively pursue maximum compensation.

We are ready to help. Call today: (612) TSR-TIME.

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Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge you anything while we work on your claim and only get paid a percentage of the compensation we recover on your behalf.

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