April 29, 2015: Woman Wins $13M From Asbestos in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Asbestos in Talcum Powder Lawsuit

Colgate-Palmolive was ordered to pay plaintiff Judith Winkel $13 million after a jury agreed that the asbestos in Colgate-Palmolive’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder was a contributing factor in the development of her cancer.

Winkel had contracted mesothelioma, a tumor of the tissue that lines the lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs after using Colgate-Palmolive’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder for 15 years. In 1973, new government regulations required commercial talcum products to be asbestos-free; However, Winkel used Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder from 1961 to 1976.

While the dangers of asbestos are generally associated with insulation, construction materials, and old paint, commercial products such as talcum powder also pose a risk.

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The Weinberg Law Firm is currently assisting women nationwide who have suffered cancer that may be linked to the regular use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene. We are ready to help you too.

If you have contracted ovarian cancer after long-term use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene, or have a question regarding an asbestos in talcum powder lawsuit, call us for a free talcum powder lawsuit consultation, toll free, at 1-877-934-6274 or fill out the Free Legal Case Evaluation Form found on this page.

Since 1984, Attorney Eric Weinberg has litigated complex personal injury cases on behalf of clients just like you. With recoveries totaling more than $800 million, we strive to provide our clients with outstanding legal representation and to obtain the compensation that they deserve.

Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Through repeated genital use of talcum powder, talc can make its way into the vagina, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. For decades, research has suggested this talc can lodge itself into the ovaries, increasing the risk of ovarian cancer.

Recently, consumers nationwide are pursuing lawsuits against cosmetics manufacturers for allegedly failing to include warnings of the ovarian cancer risk on the packaging of their talcum powder products.

TALCUM POWDER CANCER LAWSUIT UPDATE

As of February of 2016, Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri jury to pay $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer after decades of using their talcum powder products. On May 3, 2016, Johnson & Johnson was ordered by court ruling to pay $55 million to a South Dakota woman who had developed ovarian cancer she attributed to her long-term use of Johnson and Johnson’s talcum powder for genital hygiene.

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