Mississippi Medical Product Liability Attorneys Helping Victims of Talc Injuries

The lawyers you want on your side for complex mass tort representation

For many people, talcum powder has been a long-standing part of their daily lives. They use it to absorb moisture on hot days, soothe dry skin and prevent bodily chafing. Recent studies have shown that this daily staple has a disturbing correlation to ovarian cancer in women, with the International Agency for Research on Cancer concluding that talc contains asbestos that is “carcinogenic to humans.”

Widespread concerns and reports about talc have resulted in numerous mass tort claims against manufacturers of talcum powder. These matters can be extremely complex, requiring a level of knowledge that only a skilled Mississippi product liability attorney can offer. At Merkel & Cocke, P.A., we have the resources and experience to provide you with effective representation for your talcum powder claim. We have spent more than three decades fighting for injured victims. Let us put this experience and knowledge to work in your case.

Attorneys with an understanding of talc injury claims

Talc is a mineral mostly composed of magnesium, silicon and oxygen, which helps it absorb moisture when applied to the body. While it is most widely known for its use in baby powder, talc is also commonly found in various cosmetics and other consumer products.

According to the American Cancer Society, talc contains asbestos when in its natural state. This is a substance that has been known to increase the risk of lung cancer when inhaled. Though manufacturers assert that household consumer talcum products have been asbestos free since the 1970s, there have been widespread concerns about the correlation between talc and increased cancer risks among women who regularly use talcum powder near their genitals.

Experienced representation for your mass tort claim

Right now, there are lawsuits happening around the country. The majority of these cases were brought on behalf of women who developed ovarian, uterine, or other forms of cancer, and who were life-long users of Johnson & Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower hygiene products. Many of the cases are, in fact, wrongful death lawsuits filed by the families of these women, who allege that the J&J products caused the cancer which killed their loved ones.

The large number of people injured by talc makes these cases appropriate for mass tort litigation. This complex area of legal practice allows multiple plaintiffs to consolidate their complaints against one or a few accountable parities.

Our lawyers have proven their outstanding ability to obtain successful outcomes in mass tort cases. Our reputation for excellence and track record of success has made us the law firm that other law firms turn to when referring their most complex cases. Our seasoned Mississippi mass tort attorneys have seen mass tort actions relating to man-made disasters and defective products, like talcum powder. As one of the largest plaintiffs’ law firms in the state, you can trust us to handle your mass tort claim.

Call us today to discuss your legal options if a talc product has caused you harm

If talc exposure left you or a loved one injured, contact the law firm with a proven track record of product liability success. At Merkel & Cocke, we serve clients from our home office in Clarksdale, assisting injured parties throughout Mississippi, including Tupelo, Jackson, Cleveland, Indianola, and across the Gulf Coast region. We also handle mass tort claims in Tennessee and Arkansas. Call us today at 662-627-9641 or complete our contact form. Your first consultation is free.