A judge in a Pennsylvania state court recently issued a ruling siding with the plaintiff in a mesothelioma cancer lawsuit, denying the defendant’s motion to transfer the case to another court over a legal technicality. By keeping the case in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Allegheny County, the case will continue to move forward despite the best efforts of the defendant’s attorneys to deny, delay, and defend the claim that would help compensate victims and hold the liable parties responsible for causing the victim’s cancer diagnosis.
In her lawsuit, the plaintiff claims that her mesothelioma cancer diagnosis was caused by the defendant, Colgate Palmolive, manufacturing talcum powder contaminated with asbestos fibers from the mine where the mineral came from. The case is one of several talcum powder asbestos cancer lawsuits filed by victims across the country, arguing that their diagnosis was caused by carcinogenic cosmetic products manufactured by Colgate Palmolive.
For their part, the defendant’s attorneys asserted that employment records at Naval Support Activity, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania showed good enough cause to have the case removed from Allegany County and transferred to Mechanicsburg County Court. As is common in many asbestos cancer lawsuits, the defendants appear to have attempted to blame the plaintiff’s condition on another party, despite any evidence showing so. Fortunately, the judge hearing the case rejected the defendant’s motions and kept the litigation process moving in court.
Talcum Powder Asbestos Cancer Lawsuits
Women across the country are filing talcum powder asbestos cancer lawsuits against some of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies, claiming that they developed mesothelioma after using talc-based products for decades. Recently, Colgate Palmolive, the same defendant in the Pennsylvania lawsuit, settled a claim in California for $13 million to resolve the lawsuit.
While mesothelioma has traditionally been thought of as a disease that mostly affects males, revelations about asbestos-contaminated talcum powder has shifted some of the focus to the health and safety of women who had no idea that their cosmetic products could have serious health consequences. As the use of asbestos in industrial applications has nearly ceased, there has been a rise in second-hand exposure claims and those from cosmetic products.
Many asbestos cancer lawsuits brought by female victims claim that they suffered from second hand exposure after husbands, fathers, and other family came home from occupations with asbestos fibers on their clothes. Unfortunately, many victims had no idea about the hidden dangers of asbestos fibres, as their loved ones did, and developed mesothelioma and other serious health conditions as the result of large corporations concealing the threat posed by their negligently designed and manufactured products.
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If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our office to speak to one of our experienced nationwide mesothelioma attorneys about your situation. Our office can help investigate your case and determine if compensation can be sought from negligent parties to help pay for your medical treatment to help you and your family live a more comfortable life.
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