Talcum Powder

WHAT IS TALCUM POWDER?

Talcum powder or talc is a mineral mostly composed of magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. It has been in use for a number of years in common consumer products such as baby powder and cosmetics. The innate qualities of moisture absorbent, makes talc helpful in keeping skin dry and free of rashes.

WHAT ARE THE MAJOR INJURIES?

Science has shown that the exposure to talc can generally cause cancer because talc may contain asbestos particles. When powders containing talc are applied to genitalia, the particles move through the reproductive system leaving women at risk for developing ovarian cancer. Consumers of all ages who may apply powder containing talc to their face and body can also be at risk, as the particles can potentially be inhaled and therefore cause damage the respiratory system.

VERUS SERVICES

Intake review: Verus reviews the information collected during intake to determine if additional information is needed. If so, Verus will contact the claimants and work with them to get the information necessary to complete their claim.

Medical records acquisition and review: Verus can manage the acquisition of all necessary medical records and service records. The records are then reviewed by a dedicated team trained in the specifics of the talc litigation that prepares reports and other work product to the law firms’ specifications.

Claimants’ communications: Verus will provide front-line support for communications with claimants through a dedicated toll-free phone number and a project-specific email address. Additionally, Verus can provide notice services for important written communications with claimants.