Category Archives: Toxic Torts

Our Raleigh personal injury law firm has successfully dealt with toxic torts for years. We can help clients involved in these cases.

Talcum Powder and Its Link to Cancer

Most people have probably used talcum powder at some point in their life. If you are a parent, you may have also applied talcum powder to your baby or young child. Used to absorb moisture, keep skin dry, and prevent rashes, talcum powder has been a favorite American product for decades. But new studies show that talcum powder use may not be as innocuous as its manufacturers would like you to believe. There are currently a number of talcum powder lawsuits that allege that the seemingly harmless product leads to cancer. Talcum Powder History Talcum powder is commonly referred to as baby powder, and one of the biggest manufacturers of baby powder is Johnson & Johnson. Used in shampoo, cleaner, deodorant, or diaper rash on babies – among dozens of other products – talcum powder is made from the mineral talc. However, in its natural state, talc often contains asbestos, a type cancer-causing mineral that has been prohibited for…
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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against NC Homeowners in Pollution Case

North Carolina homeowners who discovered that their drinking water had been contaminated by toxic chemicals are left with little recourse after the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the families had missed their deadline to sue. Background A group Asheville homeowners discovered that their well water had been contaminated by toxic chemicals decades after an industrial facility owned by CTS Corporation shut down. The chemicals from the manufacturing plant had leaked into the groundwater in the Asheville area and contaminated the supply of drinking water. Residents of the area first noticed the contamination in 1999, which was 13 years after the CTS plant closed, and 12 years after CTS sold the property. Just three days ago, the EPA conducted testing in the area and recommended that 13 residents near the plant move immediately. Evaporation from the polluted groundwater was evaporating, and leaving unsafe levels of carcinogens in the air. Affected Asheville…
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