Our Experienced Asbestos Exposure Attorneys Can Help You Navigate Your Chanel Talc Lawsuit

When people purchase personal care or cosmetic products, they trust that the manufacturer has made it with safe, non-toxic ingredients and that the product won’t harm them. Like Chanel, personal care product companies are obligated to ensure that their products are safe and that any warning labels about misuse or possible dangers are clearly visible and promptly issued. When this doesn’t happen, the manufacturer may be liable for any harm their product caused the user. If you’ve used Chanel Talc products now or in the past such as Chanel No. 5, you may have read about a Chanel Talc lawsuit. This defective product lawsuit represents people who may have developed mesothelioma from the talcum powder products.

I’ve Used Chanel Talc Products — Now What?

The law firm of Lipsitz, Ponterio, & Comerford, LLC, represents people just like you who may have contracted cancer after using Chanel Talc personal care products. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer or mesothelioma, call us today to discuss your participation in the Chanel Talc lawsuit.

Which Chanel Products Were Affected?

Chanel is known for its high-end cosmetics, perfumes, and body care products. These products are used primarily by women, and many are lightly scented with the company’s famous Chanel No. 5 After Bath Body Powder. The affected products included loose face powder and after-bath body powder.

Chanel has been making talcum after-bath body powder since 1924, and talc was the primary ingredient in the powder.

The Chanel Talc lawsuit was filed in 2019 in New York County after a woman who used the powder for 30 years claimed that the talc in the powder was contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen that causes mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer.

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What Is the Connection Between Talc and Asbestos?

Both talc and asbestos are super-soft minerals mined underground and often located in close proximity to each other.

Many talc-based products sold in the United States may have contained asbestos. Asbestos causes mesothelioma and lung cancer, and many cosmetic talc manufacturers’ products have been found to contain asbestos in their products.

How Is Cancer Caused from Talc and Asbestos?

Asbestos is made of tiny, needle-like particles that irritate the surface of the lungs when inhaled. Over time, repeated exposure to asbestos damages the cells on the surface of the lungs, causing mesothelioma, a rare but deadly type of cancer.

Talcum body powder—like the kind used by the woman in the Chanel Talc lawsuit—may also cause lung cancer.

The Chanel Talc lawsuit alleges that the face and body powders were contaminated with asbestos and that the company knew about the dangers but didn’t recall the products or issue a warning.

Does Chanel Talcum Powder Contain Asbestos?

Currently, talc is still the main ingredient in the Chanel No. 5 body powder, although the company has ceased the manufacture of talc-based loose face powder.

If you’re currently using Chanel talcum powder or have in the past, you may have been exposed to asbestos. If you developed mesothelioma or ovarian cancer, you might be eligible to participate in the Chanel Talc lawsuit. Call Lipsitz, Ponterio, & Comerford today to learn more.

Details About the Chanel Talc Lawsuit

The Chanel Talc lawsuit was filed in 2019 by Dolores Gomez from Miami, FL, who was diagnosed in September 2019 with mesothelioma at age 65. Dolores used Chanel body powder every day from 1965 to 1991 and claimed that breathing asbestos for such a long time led to her lung cancer.

Dolores purchased the Chanel body powder at Publix and Woolworths stores, which are also named in the lawsuit—in addition to the Chanel cosmetics company. This lawsuit is one of several filed against cosmetic manufacturers that have produced asbestos-contaminated talc products.

In the lawsuit, Chanel is alleged to have known about asbestos contamination in talc products since the 1930s. The company is accused of failing to issue warnings to consumers about the risk of mesothelioma.

The Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare but very aggressive form of cancer. It’s caused by exposure to asbestos People may not develop cancer symptoms for years after asbestos exposure because asbestos disease is a latent disease and doesn’t develop until several years after being first exposed to asbestos.

Consult a doctor if you’ve used Chanel talcum body powder or loose face powder and developed one or more of these symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fluid buildup on the lungs or abdomen
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss

People who used asbestos-contaminated talc products in the past may have only recently developed mesothelioma symptoms. Mesothelioma can be serious and shares characteristics with lung cancer caused by talc powder. Both types of cancer affect the outer cells of the organs similarly.

How Can the Chanel Talc Lawsuit Help Me?

If you or a loved one has contracted mesothelioma and has used Chanel talc powders, you may be eligible for compensation from the Chanel Talc lawsuit. The suit seeks damages from the cosmetics company and other parties for people affected by their products.

Your personal injury lawyer will seek compensation for your medical bills, time lost from work, your physical and emotional distress and trauma you may have experienced because of the disease.

FAQs

What Kind of Compensation Am I Eligible for in a Chanel Talc Lawsuit?

The lawsuit seeks pain and suffering, economic, non-economic, and punitive damages against the company.

Economic damages include paying for your medical bills and time lost from work due to illness or time spent receiving treatments. Non-economic damages include “pain and suffering” or emotional trauma. Many people may experience a diminished quality of life due to mesothelioma, and non-economic damages are intended to provide compensation for that.

Punitive damages are a form of financial punishment for companies that are negligent about consumer product safety. They’re intended to deter the company in question—and other companies—from engaging in negligent oversight of the dangers of their products.

What If My Loved One Died from Mesothelioma?

If your loved one died from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure from Chanel talc products, we could file a wrongful death suit on your behalf. You’ll be entitled to many of the same damages as the class action suit, as well as damages from loss of earnings and loss of companionship.

Am I Eligible to Participate in the Chanel Talc Lawsuit?

If you’ve used Chanel talc products and now have mesothelioma, you may qualify to participate. Talk to a personal injury lawyer about your case.

Contact Lipsitz, Ponterio, & Comerford About Your Case Today

Contact us to discuss your case if you wish to participate in the Chanel Talc lawsuit. We’re a law firm specializing in personal injury, and we’re ready to fight for you!