Talcum-Mesothelioma Cancer LawsuitTalcum powder with asbestos can cause mesothelioma cancer. Our law firm is handling lawsuits in which someone developed mesothelioma after asbestos exposure through talcum powder. The latency period for these cases can be 30-40 years. If you or someone you love developed mesothelioma after asbestos exposure through talcum powder, you may have a talcum-mesothelioma cancer lawsuit. Contact us for a free legal consultation.
Three Talcum-Mesothelioma Vedicts
Three juries in the U.S. have awarded verdicts to three different people who testified that they were diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos.
$18 Million Talc-Meso Cancer Verdict
In October 2016, a jury awarded a 68-year-old California man $18 million for a talc-meso lawsuit. The man was diagnosed with mesothelioma in May 2015. He blamed talcum powder used in his father’s barber shop. His exposure began in 1948, he testified, when he visited his father’s barber shop in Pasadena, Calif. He said he also used talcum powder for several years afterwards. The latency period for mesothelioma from asbestos exposure is well known to be 30-40 years, which coincided with the man’s first exposure.
$12.4 Million Talc-Meso Cancer Verdict
In April 2015, a 73-year-old California woman won a $12.4 million verdict against Colgate-Palmolive. The woman was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2000. She testified that she used talcum powder from 1961 to 1974. The jury agreed that she developed mesothelioma from asbestos in the company’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder. Federal laws didn’t require talcum products to be asbestos free until 1973.
$1.6 Million Talc-Meso Cancer Verdict
In Nov. 2013, a 12-person jury awarded $1.6 million to a New Jersey man who had developed mesothelioma from his father’s work clothes. His father had worked at Old Spice and Desert Flower plant. This was only one of many cases in which a person contracted mesothelioma from clothing.
What is Talc?
Talc is one of the world’s softest minerals. It has been mined from deposits interwoven with asbestos fibers. Asbestos causes mesothelioma, a cancer that is often terminal.
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