If you or a loved one has been negatively affected by Johnson and Johnson’s talcum powder products, you could be eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit.
Hundreds of women across the US have filed lawsuits against J&J after discovering they have developed ovarian cancer, following years of regular talcum powder use.
Johnson & Johnson never labeled any cancer warnings on their baby powder products. Lawyers are claiming J&J were negligent and risked the lives of their customers.
If you’ve developed cancer after years of talcum powder use, then you could start a talcum powder lawsuit.
How to Start a Talcum Powder Lawsuit Against Johnson and Johnson
There are some specific actions you should make before filing a lawsuit to help ensure your case has the best chance of success.
Some people rush into filing a claim, and while it is important to be quick, it’s more important to get key information that you need. If not, you could end up getting your case delayed, reducing the amount of compensation you win or even losing your case altogether.
Of course, you don’t want any of those outcomes. Follow these key steps to ensure you have everything you need before starting your lawsuit.
Find Out if You’re Eligible to File a Claim
In talcum powder lawsuits, there is a strict screening criteria for who can file a claim. You must find out whether you’re eligible before contacting a lawyer, or you could end up wasting money on legal fees.
Gather Any Medical Documents
When you hire a lawyer for your case, they will want to see evidence that you’ve been negatively affected by talcum powder. This evidence will be used in your case. Many people approach attorneys without having documents prepared and while that is fine, it does mean it can take longer before your case is ready to be filed against J&J.
We recommend you have documents and evidence prepared before approaching an attorney so your case can be processed faster and your attorney can ensure you’re definitely eligible to file a lawsuit.
What Evidence Can I Bring to My Lawyer?
Here are some examples of evidence you can show your lawyer before starting your lawsuit:
- Medical notes: any letters and documents you’ve received from your doctor about your diagnosis and treatment.
- Evidence of prolonged use of Johnson and Johnson’s talc based products.
- If you’ve had a BRCA test, then your attorney will want to see your results were negative. This will show that your cancer was caused by an external factor, not because you have an increased probability of developing ovarian cancer due to your family history.
You can also gather bills and expenses you’ve made since developing ovarian cancer, as your attorney will want to determine how much compensation you could claim for.
Increase Your Own Understanding of Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Learn more about the lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson. By reading news articles, you can keep up-to-date on what is happening and which talcum powder cases have had successful verdicts.
At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, we believe it’s important our clients have plenty of information about the lawsuits they are filing so they can make informed decisions.
Find an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney for Your Case
This is perhaps one of the most important actions to take. You need to find the best attorney for your case. Refrain from contacting the first attorney you see on a billboard or a lawyer who was recommended by a family friend. Do research online to find the best personal injury attorney who has experience working on high profile cases.
Filing a lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson can take time. They are a worldwide pharmaceutical company, with millions of dollars available to fund their legal teams and to silence people who claim there are links between their talcum powder and ovarian cancer. For those reasons, you need an attorney who has experience handling cases against companies like J&J, and an attorney who is not afraid to stand in court to argue your case.
Coxwell & Associates, Pllc, Have Personal Injury Lawyers, Ready and Experienced to Handle Your Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Our attorneys at Coxwell & Associates, are a talented team of individuals. We have worked throughout Mississippi and handled cases throughout the US. We care about our clients and are invested in getting the verdict and compensation amounts they deserve.
Contact our team to talk to us about your case. We also provide free case consultations so we can determine whether you’re eligible to file a lawsuit.
Find out for free if you’re eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit.
Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.