Chanel Faces Talc Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Talc is a natural mineral that is used to make a variety of cosmetic products, including body and facial powders. However, scientific studies have proven that this mineral has the potential to be dangerous because it naturally forms near asbestos, a known carcinogen. In the 1970s, doctors started documenting cases where talc particles were found in cancerous tumors. After conducting research and evaluating countless debates (often fueled by corporate interests), the International Agency for Research on Cancer eventually confirmed that contaminated talc is a carcinogen. The FDA eventually followed suit and developed new tests and regulations to prevent companies from selling contaminated talc products.
In the last decade, thousands of consumers have filed mesothelioma lawsuits against companies like Johnson & Johnson and Colgate Palmolive. Of course, these companies continue to stand by their products despite paying increasingly large settlements.
International Traveler Sues Chanel
Beverly Alleyne, a 59-year-old woman from the United Kingdom, has filed a mesothelioma lawsuit against Chanel. According to the complaint, she was repeatedly exposed to asbestos after using the company’s talc powder for more than 25 years. She regularly purchased the talc powder product from the company’s New York and London stores.
During her deposition, Alleyne described how the product would generate enough dust particles that she could leave footprints in her bathroom. She also testified that she breathed in these particles on a near-daily basis.
Beverly Alleyne has also filed a claim against Revlon, alleging that their Charlie talcum powder product is also a contributing factor to her mesothelioma diagnosis. The New York trial court has pushed this trial to October to allow the company time to perform its own tests.
Have You Been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma After Using a Talc Powder Product?
Contact Shrader & Associates, L.L.P if you or a loved one has developed mesothelioma after using an asbestos-contaminated talc product. Our nationally recognized legal team can represent your interests in court and help you hold the negligent company responsible for their hazardous product.
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