Many people have heard about the multi-million dollar jury award1 that was given to a family after their loved one died of ovarian cancer2 that had been linked to her longtime use of talcum powder products. However, every lawsuit is different and the value of one lawsuit can be vastly different than another claim. In general, the best way to estimate what a talcum powder case may be worth is to discuss the specifics of your situation with an experienced talcum powder lawsuit attorney.
Examples of losses for which you can recover in your lawsuit:
Medical expenses — The costs of treating ovarian cancer and its symptoms can be immense. Treatment can include diagnostics, major surgery, chemotherapy, biotherapy, and more. In addition, if treatment is able to control your cancer, it does not mean it may not come back in the future. If your cancer is not treatable, you will have to undergo palliative care. All of this treatment can result in overwhelming medical costs.
Lost earnings — Many patients undergoing cancer treatment may be too ill to work during treatment and will at least need time from work to recover from surgery and chemotherapy treatments. Overall, you may lose significant income during treatment and, if your cancer is advanced, you may not be able to return to work at all.
Physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of enjoyment of life — Not only may recover for financial losses, but you may be able to obtain compensation for intangible losses, as well. These can include the amount of pain and suffering caused by the cancer itself and the treatments, the emotional distress caused by a cancer diagnosis, and the loss of enjoyment you experience due to the limitations placed on your life by cancer.
Wrongful death — If a family member has passed away due to ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder, the losses for which you can recover will depend on the wrongful death laws in your particular state.
Contact an Experienced Talcum Powder Lawsuit Lawyer Today
Because ovarian cancer is such a serious disease, cases stemming from talc injuries can be worth a lot of money. It is also important to hold companies liable for selling a potentially harmful product. If you believe you have been injured by talc products, please call the at McEwen Law Firm – USDrugLawsuit at 651-224-3833 for help.