How to Receive Legal Compensation for Cancer-Related Claims

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This page was originally published December 8, 2022 and updated January 8, 2023.

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, it is important to understand that you may be entitled to legal compensation if your illness was caused by a company or government agency that acted in a negligent manner. The Courts hold that all companies and government agencies have a duty to protect the public from harm. When they fail to do so, they are liable for the damage they cause.  In this blog post, we’ll discuss three types of cases that have resulted in monetary awards for cancer patients in the USA and are accepting new claims for 2023.

Court awards for cancer-related injuries have been making headlines of late, and for good reason. People with cancer are increasingly seeking justice after developing their illnesses due to negligent companies and government agencies that have failed to protect the public from toxic chemicals and other hazards. Some of the most notable cases include talcum powder, Roundup Weed Killer, and Camp Lejeune. These types of claims are currently eligible for compensation, if qualified. Read on to learn more, and how you may be able to file a claim.

Talcum Powder Legal Cases

Studies have suggested that repeated use of talcum powder can increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer and other types of cancer. The recent litigation surrounding Johnson & Johnson talc products has resulted in millions of dollars being paid out to plaintiffs who claim the company failed to warn consumers about the risks associated with their products.

In 2018, Johnson & Johnson lost a court case in which there was a $4.7 billion verdict in favor of 22 women who claimed that the company’s talcum powder caused them to develop ovarian cancer. The case was based on evidence that the company had known since the 70s that their product contained carcinogens, yet they failed to warn consumers of this risk or make any changes to their products. If you used Johnson & Johnson and then developed cancer, please take this short survey to see if you may qualify for compensation.

Roundup Weed Killer Legal Cases

Exposure to Roundup Weed Killer, an herbicide manufactured by Monsanto (now owned by Bayer), has been linked to certain types of cancers, including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia. As a result, numerous lawsuits have been filed against Monsanto/Bayer alleging that they failed to warn consumers about the potential dangers associated with their product.

Monsanto was recently ordered by a California jury to pay $289 million in damages to a former school groundskeeper who developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer for two years as part of his job duties. The jury found that Monsanto had acted with malice and negligence by failing to warn consumers of Roundup’s potential health risks and downplaying scientific findings linking glyphosate (the active ingredient in Roundup) to cancer development. Click here to take a survey to see if you may qualify for a legal claim.

Camp Lejeune Legal Cases

For decades, toxic chemicals were leaked into drinking water at Camp Lejeune and numerous studies have linked this contamination to increased risk of several types of cancers, including kidney cancer and breast cancer. As a result, law firms around the country are now taking cases from former Marines and their families who were exposed to contaminated water while living at Camp Lejeune.

The United States government has paid out millions of dollars over the past decade in compensation for veterans and families affected by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina between 1957 and 1987. The contamination led to various types of rare cancers among those exposed to it. To see if you may qualify for a monetary award, take this survey to learn more.

Get Legal Help with Your Claim

While no amount of money can ever make up for the pain and suffering caused by cancer, legal compensation may be available for individuals whose illness was caused by negligence. These three examples above illustrate some scenarios where compensation may be available for those affected by cancer.  

As these recent court awards demonstrate, companies and government agencies are being held accountable when they put people’s health at risk. If you’ve been exposed to talcum powder, Roundup, or Camp Lejeune, and then later were diagnosed with cancer, there are legal options available to you.  Time is of the essence, though. Some claims have time-limits to qualify. Do not miss out on a rightful legal claim for compensation. It is always best to consult with an experienced attorney if you believe your illness could be related to someone else’s negligence. We can’t stress enough that there are timely filing requirements for legal claims. It’s critical to get accurate advice on how to proceed legally before time runs out to file a claim. If you would like to find out more, please take the one-minute prequalification survey here. If you’re prequalified, you will see options to get a free, no-obligation consultation from an attorney who can walk through the details of your particular case for free. ❤️

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