Who Can File a Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit in Massachusetts
Find out who can file Massachusetts talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits from the attorneys that won the $72 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson
Since the high profile talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit verdict against Johnson & Johnson made national news in February 2016, our Massachusetts talcum powder ovarian cancer attorneys have seen a significant rise in the number of inquiries relating to who may qualify to file a Massachusetts talcum powder cancer lawsuit. You should always consult an attorney regarding your individual Massachusetts talcum powder ovarian cancer claim.
Massachusetts women who have used talcum powder for feminine hygiene in the past and were diagnosed with ovarian cancer, as well as family members who lost someone to ovarian cancer are seeking clarification of the qualifications required to participate in a Massachusetts talcum powder cancer lawsuit. Our law firm offers free, no-obligation, confidential consultations to anyone who feels they may have a claim, but we have outlined the basic qualifications in this section. In general, these are factors that are considered in each baby powder cancer lawsuit claim.
- Cancer Type: A specific type of ovarian cancer, known as epithelial ovarian cancer, is the kind of ovarian cancer linked to talcum powder or baby powder containing talc. Epithelial ovarian cancer is the most common form of ovarian cancer. Women who suffered from another, less common type of ovarian cancer are less likely to have been impacted by their use of talc containing products.
- Talcum Powder Use: Did the woman use talcum powder such as Johnson's Baby Powder, Shower to Shower, or another talc body freshening product for feminine hygiene as an adult? Using talcum powder here for feminine hygiene sporadically over the years is also not adequate. In most cases, attorneys representing clients in baby powder cancer claims say the exposure to the product must be routine and for a period of at least two years for the case to stand up in a court. The chance of developing ovarian cancer from baby powder increases when the duration of use (number of years) rises, and when the frequency of use increases (a woman who uses baby powder daily has a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer than a woman who uses it twice a week).
- When was the Cancer Diagnosed: Statues of limitations vary from state to state and are also different in cases where the woman died. Time limits for filing a personal injury lawsuit, such as a talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuit, range from 1 to 6 years, with the majority of the states having a statute of limitations between 2 – 4 years; however, there are exceptions based upon whether the deceased person knew the cause of their illness. Courts may be petitioned on a case by case basis to waive the statute of limitations
If you or a loved one meets the qualifications listed – history of using baby powder containing talc and diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer – you may be eligible to file a talcum powder cancer lawsuit in Massachusetts. There are multiple reasons to file a claim. First and foremost, your family may be able to recover financial compensation for the expense of medical treatment, pain, suffering, and loss associated with ovarian cancer. More important than that to some is the chance to hold a large corporation accountable for patient safety and dishonest business practices. Internal company documents that became evidence in the recent Johnson's baby powder lawsuit show Johnson & Johnson company officials knowingly chose to conceal talcum powder cancer warning information from the public. The company was aware this choice could lead to ovarian cancer for some of its customers, which is a deadly disease. Many plaintiffs feel the company deserves to be punished for choosing profits over human lives, and pursue baby powder cancer lawsuits in order to achieve a small bit of justice.