Nova Legal Funding now offers pre-settlement loans for your Talcum Powder lawsuit. The side effects of Talcum Powder are very serious and pose severe problems for its users. In addition, the lawsuit process may take years to settle when dealing with resourceful pharmaceutical companies. A pre-settlement loan can be used for many things such as household expenses, loss of income, and paying legal fees. To apply for a pre-settlement loan give us a call (866) 670-6131 or apply online.
Talcum Powder is made from talc, a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate. There are many uses for talcum powder. Some of the more common uses are to soothe heat rash, eliminate body odor, and help diaper rash. The majority of talcum powder users are women because of its hygienic qualities.
Recent studies have shown an increased risk of ovarian cancer of between 20 and 30 percent for women who used talcum powder for personal hygiene. One of the major companies under fire is Johnson and Johnson. They use talc in two of their highest selling products, Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower. This has opened the doors for lawsuits to pour in against the pharmaceutical mega-company. A judge in Missouri has already handed down three huge verdicts in these cases.
Qualifying For a Pre-Settlement Lawsuit Loan on Your Talcum Powder Case
To qualify for a pre-settlement loan, Nova Legal Funding takes into consideration the extent of injuries sustained along with the jurisdiction your case is being tried in. Also, the following conditions are absolutely required:
- You must have used talcum powder;
- You must be suffering from any of the listed side effects;
- You need to have hired a lawyer for your case.
Long-term exposure to talcum powder will increase your chances of developing ovarian cancer. If you are unsure if your case would qualify, please give us a call.
Symptoms of ovarian cancer can be devastating. They may include:
- problems with eating
- increase in urination
- bloating and pain
- changes in the menstrual cycle
- pain during sex
- weight loss
Talc Powder Cases: Status of Litigation, Recent Verdict/Settlements in 2016
Unlike many drugs that are being litigated recently, the history of talc goes back a long way. Johnson’s Baby Powder was invented by Dr. Frederick B. Kilmer in the 19th century. Today it is a powder used in many other products, from diapers to condoms to cosmetic products.
The first study that produced links between talc and ovarian cancer dates back to 1971. Researchers determined 75% of all ovarian tumors contained talc and determined that if talcum body powder is applied to the genitals, it could migrate through the body. Two years later the FDA required that asbestos be taken out of the talcum powder. It was assumed that was what was causing ovarian cancer.
It got worse. In the 1980s, reports showed that babies who inhaled talcum powder could suffer serious illnesses. In the 90s new evidence showed that talcum powder – even without asbestos – still increased the risk of cancer. At this point, the FDA had still not imposed any regulations or warnings on the product. According to FDA guidelines, cosmetic products and ingredients are not subject to FDA approval before they go on the market. Because Talcum Powder is not considered medication, J&J, and other manufacturers bypassed many federal safety measures.
A 1995 report showed that there was a possible link between talcum powder found on condoms and morbidity in women. A 1997 study further confirmed the link between talc and ovarian cancer. These discoveries were further confirmed in studies in the 2000s.
The first suit was filed in 2009 by a South Dakota woman named Diane Berg. She had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 49 years old in 2006. The courts ruled in her favor, drawing a definite link between talc and ovarian cancer. She was not awarded any money.
Since then, three cases have settled for huge sums. The first two verdicts came down in St. Louis courts with verdicts of $72,000,000 and $55,000,000. A third verdict, for a woman named Deborah Giannecchini, recently came in for $70,000,000.
In all, more than 2000 women have filed suit against J&J. Many lawsuits against the producers of cosmetic products using talcum powder claimed that the defendants:
- violated consumer legal remedies,
- violated the Unfair Competition law and business and professions code,
- were negligent,
- breached implied warranty.
How Much is Your Talc Powder Case Worth, and How Long Will You Have to Wait Before Settlement?
Even though there have been huge verdicts in these cases, it’s not so simple as to say every case will get that much. First off, Johnson & Johnson is appealing the verdicts. Second, they are trying to move the cases to New Jersey, which they feel will benefit them more.
However, the fact that there have now been four verdicts favoring the plaintiffs is very heartening. It shows that the evidence is in their favor. In many MDL cases like these, when enough verdicts pile up the defendant will often offer to settle them all rather than try each one in court. If this happens, it would likely reduce the verdicts, but it would make it much more likely cases wouldn’t get lost in court.
The exact amounts a client could receive would depend on the severity of the cancer. Also, it would depend on how long the product was used leading up to the diagnosis. The greater these were, the better chance you’d have to get a large settlement.
When Will My Talcum Powder Case Settle?
In an ideal world, they’d have settled once the first verdict came in. They didn’t. Johnson & Johnson is a huge corporation that makes billions every year. They have the lawyers to prolong the case as long as they can. Even the fact that they want to transfer the cases to another venue is proof that they want to fight. The cases are making good progress, but it could still be years before this resolves.
The problem is that expenses don’t wait years for you to be able to pay them. That’s where a pre-settlement loan could help you out.
How Nova Legal Funding Can Help You
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