A California jury awarded a Vietnam veteran and mesothelioma victim $4.8 million due to talc asbestos exposure.
While military asbestos exposure is the primary cause of veterans with mesothelioma, this case is linked to talcum powder products. The plaintiff attorneys placed responsibility for the cancer on talc supplier Whittaker Clark & Daniels, which provides talc to many companies.
One is the manufacturer of Old Spice Talcum Powder, which the victim used for 22 years. The mesothelioma lawsuit includes this manufacturer as one of the defendants.
Talc and Mesothelioma Claims
Talc and asbestos are both naturally occurring minerals, and they materialize close to one another. This makes mining for talc problematic due to asbestos contamination. According to the website PRNewswire, testimony in the Whittaker Clark & Daniels trial revealed the company’s North Carolina talc mine has asbestos.
When talc is ground into a powder (talcum powder), the result often is loose asbestos fibers hidden in the ingredient. Consumers use the powder and unawarely inhale these fibers.
Johnson & Johnson, one of the top talcum powder product manufacturers, shut down production of its popular talc Baby Powder a year ago. It was linked to thousands of asbestos claims. The company set aside billions for mesothelioma settlements.
If you have mesothelioma and believe it’s linked to a talcum powder product, contact our legal team. Carl Jewett, reachable at firstname.lastname@example.org, can put you in touch with an asbestos attorney immediately. This is an option to help patients with medical bills and holding companies accountable for their flawed business decisions.
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- Los Angeles Jury Returns $4.8 Million Verdict in Cosmetic Talc Mesothelioma Case. PRnewswire. Retrieved from: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/los-angeles-jury-returns-4-8-million-verdict-in-cosmetic-talc-mesothelioma-case-301270917.html. Accessed: 04/22/2021.
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