Experienced Asbestos Exposure Attorneys Helping Victims Navigate Gold Bond Talc Lawsuits

When you purchase a consumer cosmetic or personal care product, you expect the product to work safely and as intended. You trust that product manufacturers will use trustworthy ingredients that won’t cause you harm. If you’ve used Gold Bond body powder products, you may have heard about the Gold Bond talc lawsuit. This lawsuit claims that several Gold Bond products contained talcum powder that increased the risk of cancer in women who used it.

The talc in question may have contained traces of asbestos, a known carcinogen most commonly linked to mesothelioma.

What Can I Do? How Can a Lawyer Help?

The law firm of Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC, is working with clients just like you who may have been exposed to dangerous carcinogens from Gold Bond products. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, please contact our firm today for a consultation about your eligibility to be a part of the Gold Bond talc lawsuit.

What Are the Gold Bond Products?

Gold Bond is a family of powder products intended to absorb moisture from the skin, reducing chafing and rashes. It’s also a popular brand of diaper rash powder for babies. Some of the most common Gold Bond products you may see on the shelves are:

  • Gold Bond Medicated Baby Powder
  • Gold Bond Original Strength Body Powder
  • Gold Bond Medicated Extra Strength Body Powder

Gold Bond is a subsidiary of Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical company. Its products are available in many countries throughout the world, including the U.S.

What Is the Connection Between Talcum Powder and Asbestos?

Both talc and asbestos are supersoft minerals that are mined underground. They’re similar in character and appearance. In fact, in many areas, talc and asbestos are found together underground.

Many talcum powder products sold in the U.S. had dangerous levels of asbestos. This contamination caused many products to be pulled from the market and the manufacturers to change their formulas.

The Connection Between Talc and Cancer

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Asbestos is a known carcinogen, and breathing it can cause mesothelioma, a rare but deadly type of cancer affecting the cells on the surface of the lungs. Similarly, lung cancer starts in the cells within the lung. This contention is the basis of the Gold Bond talc lawsuit.

Does Gold Bond Contain Talcum Powder?

In many products, yes. Common ingredients in these products are talc, menthol, and zinc oxide. Gold Bond Medicated Powder and Gold Bond Medicated Extra Strength Body Powder both list talc as the main ingredient. However, Gold Bond Baby Powder is now made with cornstarch instead of talc.

Whether Gold Bond talc products are contaminated with asbestos is another question. It has already been established that asbestos is absorbed into the body and causes mesothelioma and lung cancer.

If you’re currently using Gold Bond products, stop using them and consult with your doctor about further use. If you developed mesothelioma or lung cancer, contact Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford today to discuss your participation in the Gold Bond talc lawsuit.

The History of the Gold Bond Lawsuit

A lawsuit was filed in 2014 on behalf of Janice Chakalos against Johnson & Johnson (a consumer products manufacturer of talc-based products), Imerys Talc America, and Chattem, Inc. (the manufacturer of Gold Bond products).

The Gold Bond talc lawsuit alleges that Janice died from cancer caused by using varieties of talcum powder for feminine hygiene.

In the suit, her surviving husband states that the manufacturers of these talcum powder products knew that there was evidence that talc increased the risk of cancer but did nothing about it and that Janice would not have used talcum powder if she had been made aware of the risks.

The suit was filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey (Somerset County) on November 5, 2014. The case is In RE: James Chakalos vs. Johnson & Johnson et al. — Case No. 3:14-cv-07079.

Warning Signs and Symptoms of Asbestos-Related Cancer

Cancer can be serious, especially if left untreated. If you note one or more of these symptoms, especially if you have been using Gold Bond or other types of talcum powders, visit your doctor for a check-up:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Fluid buildup in lungs
  • Fluid buildup in the abdomen
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite

Your health matters, and it’s essential to seek medical attention if you develop any of these symptoms following talcum powder use.

How Can the Gold Bond Talc Lawsuit Help Me?

If you’ve developed mesothelioma, lung cancer or other asbestos-related cancer from talc products, then you may have a case to pursue damages through a consumer products liability lawsuit. This type of personal injury case seeks monetary compensation from a product manufacturer that has released a harmful consumer product.

This particular lawsuit represents a class of victims of dangerous talc products and seeks damages from Gold Bond and other talc manufacturers.

These damages can help cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and even punitive damages, which are damages that are intended to financially punish the manufacturers so that they don’t release harmful products again.


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

This lawsuit seeks three forms of damages for the victims: economic, non-economic, and punitive.

Economic damages include medical bills and time missed from work due to cancer treatments. Non-economic damages include mental anguish from the disease. Punitive damages punish the party responsible for the faulty product to prevent the situation from happening again.

What If My Loved One Died from Cancer Caused by Talcum Powder Use?

In these cases, we can pursue a wrongful death claim on your behalf. You may be able to receive economic, non-economic, and punitive damages, including compensation for loss of companionship and loss of earning potential if your loved one had a job and contributed financially to the household.

Do I Have a Gold Bond Talc Lawsuit?

If you or someone you love was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used talcum powder products, then you may have a case. You’ll need to gather the medical records for the disease, and our experienced personal injury law firm will help determine whether you have a case.

Call Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford Today About Your Case!

If you or a loved one wish to participate in the Gold Bond talc lawsuit, call our firm today. We are accepting new clients, and we work hard to protect your interests.