Experienced Asbestos Attorneys Helping Victims of Asbestos Contamination Navigate Revlon Talc Lawsuits

When you buy a cosmetic product, you trust that the manufacturer is using safe ingredients and that the product won’t harm you. However, through negligence or oversight, companies sometimes release consumer products, like body or face powder, containing toxic or otherwise harmful ingredients. If a defective consumer product has harmed you, you may be able to seek compensation for damages through a defective product lawsuit. You may have heard about the Revlon Talc lawsuit if you’ve used Revlon cosmetic body powders such as Jean Nate. The suit represents people who have developed mesothelioma from using asbestos-contaminated talc products.

What Are My Options If I’ve Used Revlon Talcum Powder?

The dedicated mesothelioma and catastrophic injury attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio, & Comerford, LLC represent people like you who have developed mesothelioma, lung cancer or other asbestos-related cancers from Revlon talc products like Jean Nate. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, call us today to discuss your eligibility for the Revlon Talc lawsuit.

Which Revlon Products Were Contaminated?

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Revlon is one of the world’s best-known cosmetics companies, manufacturing make-up, hair products, and powders, including body and loose face powder. These products are used primarily by women and may have a light scent or color.

In the Revlon Talc case, the product in question is Jean Nate Silkening Body Powder, introduced by Revlon in 1935. However, the product has since been discontinued.

Revlon manufactured the Jean Nate Silkening Body Powder for decades, and talc was listed as the main ingredient. Talcum powder is applied to the face and body to reduce moisture. However, according to the lawsuit, the talc in Revlon’s powder was contaminated with asbestos, a known cause of mesothelioma.

How Are Talc and Asbestos Related?

Talc and asbestos are minerals with similar super-soft structures and are often found close together in the ground. They’re also often mined together. So, some talc may have traces of asbestos in it.

How Do Asbestos and Talc Cause Cancer?

Asbestos is a mineral comprised of tiny, needle-like particles that irritate the surface cells of the lungs when inhaled. With consistent exposure over time, the asbestos irritation damages the cells, causing mesothelioma, a rare but particularly aggressive form of cancer.

Talcum body powder, such as Jean Nate Silkening Body Powder, may also cause lung cancer in women.

Does Revlon Jean Nate Silkening Body Powder Contain Talc?

Talc was listed as one of the main ingredients in Jean Nate.

If you’re currently using Revlon powders or have used Jean Nate Silkening Body Powder in the past, you may have been exposed to asbestos. Contact Lipsitz, Ponterio, & Comerford to discuss your case.

More About the Revlon Talc Lawsuit

In 2020, Revlon was sued by Laura McDaniel of Maryland, who alleges that asbestos-contaminated Revlon cosmetic products caused her mesothelioma. The case was filed in New York, which is the location of Revlon’s headquarters.

Laura is seeking damages of $20 million for compensation for her cancer and a further $40 million in punitive damages against Revlon. In addition, Laura’s husband, Edward McDaniel, is suing for $5 million for loss of companionship and mental anguish.

In her case, Laura claims that her father worked for the cosmetics giant for many years and would give her products the company made, including Jean Nate Silkening Body Powder, which Laura used for years. When she dispensed the talcum powder, she inhaled some of it, which she claims caused her cancer.

Common Symptoms of Mesothelioma

A rare form of cancer, Mesothelioma affects the outer layer of cells. It’s known to be particularly aggressive.

Asbestos is one of the top causes of mesothelioma and can take years before this cancer develops. Therefore, people may not develop symptoms right away and, in many cases, may not end up with cancer for years after they have stopped being exposed to it.

If you’ve developed one or more of these symptoms and used Revlon talc products in the past, consult with a doctor to see if you have mesothelioma.

  • Nausea or loss of appetite
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Cough
  • Pain in the lungs or abdomen
  • Fluid buildup in the lungs or abdomen
  • Unintentional weight loss

Because the effects of asbestos exposure take a long time to develop, people who used Revlon products tainted by asbestos may only now be developing symptoms.

Can I Participate in the Revlon Talc Lawsuit?

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, you may be able to seek damages from the cosmetics company. The lawsuit seeks damages against Revlon and other named parties, including the talc supplier.

Our experienced asbestos exposure lawyers will build a case to seek coverage of your medical bills, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of wages from time you couldn’t work due to illness or treatments.


What Kind of Compensation Can I Get from My Revlon Talc Lawsuit?

The suit seeks both economic and non-economic damages for the plaintiffs, plus punitive damages against the company.

Economic damages include money you spent on medical care or wages you didn’t earn because you missed work. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering and the mental anguish from developing cancer.

Punitive damages are a form of financial punishment against corporations that knowingly release defective products or who are aware of contamination in their products but fail to warn consumers or recall the products.

My Loved One Died from Mesothelioma. Do I Have a Case?

If your spouse, parent, or child died from mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos-contaminated talc products, then we can file a wrongful death suit for you.

Am I Eligible for the Revlon Talc Lawsuit?

If you’ve used Revlon talc products and developed mesothelioma or lung cancer, you may be able to participate in a lawsuit. Talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer about your case.

Lipsitz, Ponterio, & Comerford Represent Revlon Talc Plaintiffs

If you think you’ve been affected by asbestos contamination in your Revlon cosmetic products, talk to the team at Lipsitz, Ponterio, & Comerford, LLC today about your case. We offer free, private consultations for all personal injury clients.