What is the Statute of Limitations for Talcum Powder Cancer Claims?
Recently, Johnson & Johnson announced its talc-based powders will no longer be sold in North American markets. This announcement, along with a recent $100 million baby powder cancer settlement, led to many renewed questions about allegations that Johnson & Johnson talcum powder causes cancer. Many potential victims are asking, “What is the statute of limitations for talcum powder cancer cases?”
In this article, we’ll look at the statute of limitations for baby powder cancer cases and share what potential victims can do if they believe their cancer is due to asbestos-contaminated talcum powder.
Victims who are experiencing the potentially cancerous effects of talc-related exposure are now faced with the challenge of obtaining recovery for their injury. Moreover, the families of those who died potentially as a result of using talc-based baby powder are seeking justice as well.
Understanding a state’s statute of limitations for talcum powder cancer claims can be confusing.
Is There a Statute of Limitations for Talcum Powder Lawsuits?
Talcum powder lawsuits are product liability cases. Each state has its own variation of a statute of limitations for product liability claims. Usually, these statutes of limitations run from 2 to 10 years, with most states having two-year statutes. However, every situation is different.
Depending on the circumstances, the clock may start ticking from the date of diagnosis or from the date you found out talcum powder may have contributed to your cancer. This means that the injured party only has the right to file a lawsuit within that specified window of time. This is dependent on the type of harm suffered and the state where the harm occurred. An experienced talcum powder cancer lawyer can help advise you on the statute of limitations for talcum powder cancer claims in your state and advise you on your legal options.
For a FREE consultation with an experienced baby powder cancer lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and convenient form below.
There is no obligation and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
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“Don’t wait to have your claim investigated. The statute of limitations for talcum powder cancer claims varies by state.”
–Gene Riddle, attorney and managing partner, Riddle & Brantley
Statute of Limitations for Talcum Powder Wrongful Death Claims
In some cases, family members can file a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one from ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer or mesothelioma potentially caused by asbestos-contaminated baby powder.
Usually, these statutes are on the shorter side. The statute of limitations clock usually begins ticking on the date of the victim’s passing. Most states’ statutes of limitations for wrongful death average two years.
The attorneys at Riddle & Brantley will be happy to answer questions about your particular time frame and the statute of limitations for your talcum powder cancer case. We are here to help you navigate this process.
Statute of Repose
Some states have a specific statute of repose for product liability actions. A statute of limitations sets a lawsuit filing time limit based on when the plaintiff suffered harm, and a statute of repose sets a deadline based on the passage of time or the occurrence of an event that does not itself cause harm or induce potential lawsuit.
In some special circumstances statutes of limitations can be waived or extended. However, the statutes of repose will limit the time in which any action may be brought by creating a final deadline for a plaintiff to file suit.
Please contact Riddle & Brantley today at 1-800-525-7111 to avoid losing your right to file a lawsuit due to the talcum powder statute of limitations.
There is never an obligation, and there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s talk.
Do You Have a Claim Against Johnson & Johnson?
You may qualify for a claim or lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson.
Please call 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation concerning your potential talcum powder claim. We will advise you on the statute of limitations for talcum powder cancer cases in your state, and help determine your best legal path for claiming compensation.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim.
“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”
–Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client
Since 1985, our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation (see disclaimer below) for victims of injury due to others’ negligence. We are proud to help hold potentially negligent manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson accountable and we are ready to help you and your loved ones however we can.
Due to the statute of limitations for talcum powder cancer lawsuits and other factors, don’t wait to have your claim investigated.
You deserve justice.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced talcum powder cancer lawyer, please call 1-800-525-7111.
We believe Justice Counts for victims of injury due to potentially dangerous consumer products and we would love to help if we can.
Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your cancer claim.