Alpharetta Talc Injuries Lawyers Fight to Get Justice for Clients
Attorneys stand up for women who have contracted ovarian cancer following talcum powder use
Defective consumer products are responsible for millions of injuries annually. This even includes products that have been a part of our lives since birth. One potentially harmful everyday household item is talcum powder. This seemingly innocuous personal care product has been named in thousands of lawsuits due to a demonstrated link to ovarian cancer in women and its potential for causing other types of cancer. At Cheeley Law Group, LLC in Alpharetta, we stand up for clients against companies that allow dangerous products onto store shelves, including talcum powder makers. As seasoned and successful product liability attorneys, we are not afraid to take on powerful corporations that make money at the expense of people’s health. You can trust our Georgia law firm to handle your case with compassion and diligence as we pursue compensation from the companies whose talcum powder caused you so much harm.
How do I know if I qualify for a talcum powder lawsuit?
If you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after regular, years-long use of talcum powder, you may qualify for legal relief. Some studies have also linked talc to an increased risk of uterine cancer and mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that affects tissue surrounding the internal organs. An experienced Alpharetta defective products lawyer from our firm can meet with you and examine the evidence in your case. From there, we’ll advise you whether the circumstances support a claim and if you can file a lawsuit within the relevant statute of limitations. In Georgia, this is typically two years since the discovery of the cancer.
How do I file a lawsuit for a talc injury?
If you are considering filing a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson or another maker of personal hygiene products containing talc, a personal injury lawyer from our law firm can counsel you about filing options. In the case of Johnson & Johnson, for example, thousands of claims regarding its talc products have been consolidated into a multi-district litigation action. This type of matter is created when complex product injury cases involving common causal factors are managed by a single court. Whether it makes sense in your case to join the MDL or file an individual lawsuit will depend on your situation.
How is fault proven in talcum powder illness cases?
Proving that talcum powder directly caused a person’s cancer is complicated. Our firm has handled numerous actions in this field and has a strong grasp on the relevant scientific issues. From there, we will thoroughly investigate your medical records, examine how often you used talc and consult with experts to develop the strongest possible argument on your behalf.
How will I be compensated for my talc injuries?
Depending upon the details of your case, you may be eligible for a share of a settlement fund. Johnson & Johnson has already agreed to pay $100 million to settle thousands of lawsuits. Should you file individually, compensation awarded in a successful lawsuit is based upon the severity of your injuries, your future prognosis, how the illness has affected your life on a day-to-day basis and other factors. Product injury cases involving talc are very complex and may take a long time, possibly even years, to work through the legal system toward settlement or an award. If you have a viable case, our law firm will work hard to try and get you a satisfactory monetary outcome.
Contact our Alpharetta talc injuries lawyers for a free consultation about your case
At Cheeley Law Group, LLC in Alpharetta, our Georgia personal injury lawyers help people who have contracted illnesses linked to talcum powder pursue fair compensation. To schedule a free consultation, call our firm at 770-872-6066 or contact us online.