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How Do I Join a Class Action Lawsuit for an Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis?

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The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are reviewing potential Johnson’s Baby Powder class action lawsuits and Shower-to-Shower Powder class action lawsuits, as well as individual injury claims for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer following use of the talcum powder around their genitals or in their underwear.

Over the past year, Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a series of defeats in Court, which have highlighted the strength of the claims being pursued. However, it is not too late to start a case.

To join the litigation and determine whether you or family member may be eligible to pursue a settlement for ovarian cancer caused by talcum powder, request a free consultation and claim evaluation by calling our office toll free at (800) 522-0102 or complete our on-line request form.

Steps in a Talcum Powder Lawsuit Evaluation

Contacting Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. to review a potential talcum powder class action lawsuit does not create an obligation to hire our law firm or move forward with a case. After speaking with our law firm to review what options may be available, it remains your decision whether to form an attorney-client relationship and pursue a claim.

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As part of the lawsuit evaluation process, we will review the facts and circumstances surrounding the use of talcum powder and diagnosis of ovarian cancer.

You will have the opportunity to speak with one of our talcum powder lawyers to review any questions or concerns you may have. Often we are able to make a determination during the initial consultation and case evaluation about whether we are able to move forward with a talcum powder class action or individual injury case. However, in some circumstances it is necessary for additional details to be reviewed before we can move forward with a case.

If you decide to hire our law firm, you will be asked to sign a contingency agreement with our talcum powder attorneys, which will confirm that there are no out-of-pocket costs associated with pursuing a case and that our lawyers are only paid if we are successful obtaining a recovery in your case.

It will also be necessary that a medical authorization be signed so that we can obtain medical records confirming the ovarian cancer diagnosis and investigate whether there may be evidence of talc in ovarian tumors discovered following use of Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower talcum powder products.

Class Action vs. Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit for Talcum Powder

Most of the claims pursued by our lawyers will be handled as individual product liability lawsuits, as opposed to having clients be part of a class action.

As of mid-2020, there are nearly 20,000 individual talcum power ovarian cancer claims pending throughout the federal court system. Given common questions of fact and law presented in the lawsuits, they have been centralized before one judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, where a small group of individual cases are being prepared for early trial dates that may begin in 2021.

While many people refer to these “mass tort” claims as a talcum powder class action, since a large number of similar claims will be presented on behalf of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer following use of Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower, there are important differences.

Class action claims over talcum powder may be pursued for medical monitoring or recovery of certain damages that are consistent across a class of individuals. However, for women diagnosed with ovarian cancer linked to talcum powder, the amount of damages they may be entitled to receive will depend on the specific circumstances of their case. Therefore, such claims will not be litigated through one class representative.

To learn more about what legal options may be available for yourself or a loved one, contact Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. today to request a free consultation and claim evaluation.

Austin Kirk

Last Updated July 28, 2018
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