Although it’s considered an emerging trend, talc litigation has been around for decades. Claims arising from talc come in two forms: vaginal transmigration and asbestos inhalation claims. Recent verdicts have caused an increase in filings and due to the emotionally charged nature of these claims, they are getting fast-tracked and preferential treatment in the courts. Talc is a mineral mined from the earth and used in many commercial applications including personal care products, foods, refractories, ceramics, roofing and construction materials, and pharmaceuticals.
Corporations who found themselves involved in talc claims in New England turned to our attorneys first when faced with these high stakes, high profile lawsuits. Three of our talc practice group partners, Jeniffer Carson, David Goldman and Brendan Gaughan have been invited to and presented at national and private industry conferences because of our experience and expertise in this nuanced and fast-paced mass tort. Our team has the expertise in mineralogy, geology, toxicology, epidemiology, and microscopy, and also knows the evolution of the regulatory and compliance obligations that are necessary to defend talc claims.
Through our experience defending some of the most well known national corporations, we have an extensive library of historical resource materials and litigation developments regarding talc. We stay apprised of the latest developments in the science and courtrooms nationally so that we can think outside the box about strategy for our clients. We do not rely on experts that other lawyers have developed to protect our clients. Instead, we researched, identified and developed our own expert witnesses from the industry, as opposed to testifying litigation experts who simply hop from one litigation to the next. We custom plan a defense and control every aspect of it so that our clients’ interests are protected.
Latest Talc News
A recent study regarding the mineral talc and ovarian cancer found no statistically significant association between women using talcum powder in their genital area and incident ovarian cancer. The study was published in JAMA on January 7, 2020, and is reportedly the...