According to research, asbestos particles found in talc-based products could have caused ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, serous fallopian tube cancer and serous primary peritoneal cancer. Could this have affected you or a loved one?
As early as the 1970s, research has found traces of asbestos within talc-based products, such as talcum powder, with prolonged use of such products showing to have unnecessarily caused cases of ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, serous fallopian tube cancer and serous primary peritoneal cancer.
In 2022, it was announced talcum powder products will be removed from shelves globally following thousands of claims by individuals who allege their use of talc-based products contributed to the development of the specific cancers outlined above; however for many, this move comes too late.
Following the success of similar claims in the US, we want to hold manufacturers to account here in the UK for failing to warn loyal customers of the links between the asbestos in their talc with ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, serous fallopian tube cancer and serous primary peritoneal cancer; placing profit before people.
We represent claimants in this claim on a 'no win, no fee' basis, which means that no fees are payable up front, and costs to the legal team will only be payable if the claim succeeds.
If your claim is successful, the amount you will pay will be based on a percentage of the total value of the compensation you receive. The amount you pay will also depend on some other factors, such as the amount of costs that manufacturers are ordered to pay - but all of this is explained in the funding paperwork.
If your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay any fees.
Given the nature of the claim, it is hard for us to predict an exact amount and so final payments will also depend on various factors, such as any losses you or your loved one have suffered, and the severity of the diagnosis incurred.
All we need is your recollection that you, or the person you are representing, was/is a regular user of talc and for you to be prepared (if necessary) to give a witness statement to that effect. We do not require you to produce receipts or photographic evidence, but if that is available, it would be useful.
You can view publicly available studies and research here. These are only examples that outline the link between talcum powder, asbestos and cancer. A significant number of further studies have since been undertaken.
Talcum powder manufacturers across the globe have sold well-known talc-based powders since as early as the 1900s as a means of keeping the body, and areas such as the groin, dry.
Numerous studies have revealed talc as a cause of some ovarian cancer tumours, mesothelioma, serous fallopian tube cancer and serous primary peritoneal cancer with the IARC identifying talc containing asbestos as a carcinogen. Despite this, manufacturers continue to sell their products without warning customers of the risk. We estimate tens of thousands of people may have been affected and subjected to unnecessary disease, trauma and distress as a result of the manufacturers' alleged negligence.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed, or previously been diagnosed, with ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, fallopian tube cancer or peritoneal cancer, and have used talcum powder regularly for a prolonged period of time, you may be able to claim substantial compensation.
There are an estimated 41,000 women living with ovarian cancer in the UK.
Approximately 2,700 of new mesothelioma cases are diagnosed each year, with asbestos exposure being the only known cause. 94% of cases are preventable.
Ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, serous fallopian tube cancer and serous primary peritoneal cancer affect not just those who have been diagnosed, but their families and support network too – causing anguish and disruption to so many people. Like numerous charities and other organisations in the UK, we believe it is crucially important for those impacted by either disease to receive the care and assistance they deserve.
We want to support individuals whose diagnosis could have been preventable, had they been warned of the potential risks of using talcum powder over an extended period of time.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, serous fallopian tube cancer or serous primary peritoneal cancer and have regularly used talcum powder for a period of 5+ years, we are here to help you.
Whilst we appreciate that making a claim cannot change the impact of a diagnosis, we are committed to bringing justice to those who deserve it. By registering with us, you can help us achieve that.