Millions of people utilize talcum powder daily for odor and moisture control. These millions believe that it is a safe product to be used continually. However, links have been discovered between talcum powder and certain types of cancer.
Wendy Schwartz filed a lawsuit on September 28th in Saint Clair County Circuit Court. The action was filed against Johnson & Johnson, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Co. Inc., Imersys Talc America, Inc., and Walgreen Co. The lawsuit alleges that the companies failed to inform customers of the product’s known health hazards.
The plaintiff alleges that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The cancer is a direct and proximate result of Schwartz’s use of the defendant’s talc-based products. In the action, the plaintiff claims she has had previous surgery and will require further surgeries as a result of her condition.
As a part of her complaint, Schwartz alleges that all of the companies advertised and marketed their product as safe for human use. They also failed to provide sufficient warnings regarding health hazards. The complaint also maintains that the companies failed to adequately test their products.
Schwartz is seeking a trial by jury in the litigation. She seeks a judgment against each defendant for a reasonable amount to exceed $50,000. Schwartz is also seeking punitive damages, costs of the lawsuit, and any other relief deemed by the court as just.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer as a direct or indirect result of using talc-based products, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the law offices of John Foy & Associates. The “Strong Arm” attorneys may be able to help you. Call us today.