Women throughout the US are filing lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer because they believe it is linked to the regular use of talcum powder.
There is strong evidence to suggest Johnson & Johnson were aware of the potential dangers of using talcum powder as part of a regular feminine hygiene routine but they decided not to warn consumers of the risks. There are studies which suggest there is a link between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer and J&J were aware of these findings.
There have been lawsuits against J&J and so far, some women have been awarded compensation. In the case of Jackie Fox, her family were awarded $72 million after she died from ovarian cancer which was believed to be linked to decades of using talcum powder. Other cases have seen victims receive compensation too.
When you’re looking to start your own talcum powder lawsuit it’s important you have the legal guidance of an experienced attorney. A talcum powder lawyer will have an excellent understanding of personal injury law and they will know what’s the best approach for your lawsuit.
How to find the best talcum powder lawyer
Many people choose the first lawyer they find online or go with an attorney who has been referred by a family friend. As talcum powder lawsuits are different from any other personal injury case, you need to get an attorney who has the skills and experience to handle your case.
Look at the attorney’s credentials
Before you even consider ringing law firms to have a consultation about your case, you need to find the best talcum powder lawyer for you. When you look online and look at lawyer directories, pay a close look at the attorney’s credentials. What have they achieved? What cases have they worked on?
Look for an attorney (or law firm) that has worked on many personal injury cases.
Find an attorney who is comfortable working on high profile cases
Talcum powder lawsuits are closely followed by the media and because the lawsuits are against Johnson and Johnson, a large worldwide company, you need an attorney who can work confidently in a courtroom. Johnson and Johnson have teams of attorneys so your attorney will need to be able to keep their cool under pressure and argue your case to the jury effectively.
The attorney must understand your needs
When you’re going through a talcum powder lawsuit, it’s understandable you may feel stressed or unsure of what’s happening. When looking for an attorney, they must be understanding and be considerate of your needs. Attorneys who take the time to speak to their clients and explain the next steps of the lawsuits, help their clients understand what’s happening and have a better lawyer-client relationship. You can learn more about an attorney by reading their testimonials.
Coxwell & Associates are talcum powder lawyers in Mississippi
At Coxwell & Associates, PLLC, we’re a team of experienced attorneys in Mississippi. We’ve handled hundreds of personal injury cases and helped clients achieve the compensation they deserve. We care about our clients and we have years of experience handling high profile cases. We have the skills and experience to handle talcum powder lawsuits.
If you’re not sure you’re eligible to file a talcum powder lawsuit, we’ve created a free eligibility checker you can use to find out. It takes less than 30 seconds. Find out if you can file a case against Johnson & Johnson.
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.