Did you know that asbestos can be found in a wide variety of products, including talcum powder? The powder, which has been used for decades by individuals, can be contaminated with asbestos fibers. The prolonged use of the product can lead to fatal, asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma.
Recently, a Los Angeles woman and her husband were awarded $13 million for her exposure and subsequent mesothelioma diagnosis. Judith Winkel said she regularly used Colgate Palmolive's product Cashmere Bouquet throughout the 1960s and 1970s.
While the company still claims that their product did not cause Mrs. Winkel's asbestos cancer, asbestos-contaminated talc powder has worried doctors and consumers for some time.
Currently, there are over 700 pending cases alleging that Johnson & Johnson's talc-based baby powder caused ovarian cancer in users. If you used talcum powder or talcum-containing cosmetics and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you might be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. Don't hesitate to contact an asbestos or mesothelioma attorney, today.