Experienced Asbestos Exposure Attorneys Helping Victims Navigate Colgate Talc Lawsuits

Late in 2019, national news agencies reported that 33,000 bottles of Johnson’s Baby Powder were recalled due to the presence of asbestos in the product. This news came out at roughly the same time that Johnson & Johnson was facing more than 10,000 talc-related lawsuits. The most notable lawsuit at the time was a California trial where the jury awarded the plaintiff nearly $5 million. With all the publicity surrounding Johnson & Johnson at the time, most people missed the fact that Colgate was also involved in that lawsuit, due to the presence of asbestos in Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet. And this wasn’t the only allegation of asbestos in talc products. As of 2017, Colgate had faced nearly 200 cases alleging that products they sold were contaminated with asbestos. If you have ever used Cashmere Bouquet or any other Colgate talcum-based product and were diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or other asbestos-related cancer, you may be eligible to file a Colgate talc lawsuit.

Colgate Talc Lawsuit  Talcum Powder Cancer  Asbestos Attorneys

Why Should You File a Colgate Talc Lawsuit?

According to the National Institutes of Health, the cosmetics industry has been aware of the danger of asbestos in talc products since the 1970s. Talc mining and manufacturing companies have allegedly concealed this information from the public while marketing products they knew or should have known were dangerous.

The danger wasn’t trivial, either. Asbestos, even in small quantities, is a leading cause of mesothelioma and other lung cancers. The former has no cure and is almost universally deadly. The latter can be treated in some cases if detected early, but still kills over half a million Americans each year.

By allegedly concealing the presence of asbestos contamination in talc mines, both cosmetic companies and mine owners are complicit in thousands of deaths and illnesses every year.

If you’ve been exposed to asbestos from Colgate products, you deserve compensation for any medical complications arising from that exposure.

How Can You File a Lawsuit?

You may think you need to join a class-action lawsuit to receive compensation for talc-related illnesses. This is not the case. You can file an individual lawsuit against Colgate if you contracted asbestos-related cancer.

At Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC, we concentrate in mesothelioma and other lung cancer cases caused by asbestos. Our attorneys will investigate your medical history and product usage to determine whether your colgate talc lawsuit is likely to succeed.

If our experienced lawyers believe your case will succeed, we will take you on as a client without any initial cost. If we win the case, we’ll take a portion of your compensation as payment. If we lose, you will never pay one cent.

How to Know If You Qualify

Because signs of mesothelioma and lung cancer often don’t appear for decades after asbestos exposure, you may not even be aware that you have been harmed.  Asbestos fibers lodge in the lungs and do damage slowly over time. If you haven’t started to show symptoms, only medical testing can find those fibers.

If You Aren’t Showing Cancer Symptoms

Just because you aren’t currently sick doesn’t mean you are without recourse. If you have ever used Colgate Cashmere Bouquet or another talc-based Colgate product, you may have been exposed to asbestos. If you’ve used those products regularly for years, it’s possible you’ve had dangerous levels of exposure.

Even if you don’t currently qualify for a Colgate talc lawsuit, our attorneys can document that usage and direct you to resources for medical testing.

If You Are Showing Cancer Symptoms

You could have cancer if you are experiencing several of the following symptoms after prolonged asbestos exposure:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Fluid building in lungs or abdomen

While both mesothelioma and lung cancer symptoms can take decades to appear, both illnesses can quickly result in death after diagnosis. With such a short timeline, you need to file a Colgate talc lawsuit quickly.

The sooner you file, the faster we can verify your case and get you the money you will need to fight your illness and provide for your family in the worst case.

If a Family Member is Extremely Ill or Has Died from Cancer

The worst way to qualify for a lawsuit is when a family member has already passed away or is nearing death due to illness. At times like this, it can be hard to think about legal options. We understand how difficult these moments are, but your time to act is limited.

In the state of New York, a plaintiff only has two years after the death of a loved one to file a lawsuit for asbestos-related cancer. If you wait too long to file a Colgate talc lawsuit, you’ll lose your eligibility.

To make things as easy as possible, we’ll do all the work for you once you sign the paperwork. This will let you focus on your well-being and that of your family while we work to get you the compensation you deserve.

Which Products Could Be Contaminated?

The main Colgate product that has been subject to lawsuits is Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder. This product was discontinued in 2005, but you can still file a Colgate talc lawsuit if you used it in the past. Many people who used it before 2005 will only start showing symptoms of cancer in the next few years.

Even if you never used Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder, but you used other talc-based Colgate products, you may have been exposed to asbestos. The best way to be sure is to document the products you used, including the dates you used them.

Our attorneys have information on which products are contaminated and will explain your options, even if you don’t qualify for a Colgate talc lawsuit.

Advantages of Filing a Colgate Talc Lawsuit with Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC

Experience matters in the legal profession. We have been a leader in the field of asbestos law since 1985. Our attorneys are familiar with the law, know which products are contaminated, and know what is required to win a case.

And when it comes to winning, our successes can be measured in dollars. Between settlements and jury decisions, our attorneys have recovered over a billion dollars on behalf of our mesothelioma clients.

Additionally, there is no better state to file an asbestos-related lawsuit in than New York.  State law requires that trial dates be set no more than a year after filing. Comparatively, the average time for a civil trial in this country is approximately four to five years. When facing mesothelioma, speed is of the essence.

Mesothelioma and Cancer Resources

At Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC, we believe that people are more important than money. We offer a broad selection of freely available cancer resources and information, whether or not you are a client.

Nobody should have to face mesothelioma without support or information. Even if our attorneys determine that we can’t represent you in court, we’ll provide you with the resources you need during your free consultation.

Dedicated Colgate Talc Lawsuit Representation in New York State

If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma or lung cancer due to asbestos contamination, your time to collect on a lawsuit may be limited.

Contact our law offices today for a free consultation to learn about your rights regarding talc-based lawsuits in New York State.