The talc mesothelioma lawsuits that have been capturing the public’s attention have largely centered around claims against Johnson & Johnson over their popular baby powder product. But a recent case filed in New York state court has evoked yet another familiar brand name, as a husband and wife blame Revlon’s Jean Nate talcum powder products for the wife’s diagnosis with the rare and fatal form of cancer.
Jean Nate Powder Blamed for Mesothelioma
The public has had a visceral reaction to the notion that products they’ve trusted throughout their lives might be responsible for malignant mesothelioma, ovarian cancer, and other fatal illnesses. While Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder is associated with infants and children as well as for use by adults, many fondly recall Jean Nate’s powders being used by their mothers, or even being given as gifts to beloved teachers.
The Jean Nate product that has been named in the New York mesothelioma lawsuit was manufactured by Revlon, the company where mesothelioma victim Laura McDaniel’s father worked for years.
Couple Blames Revlon for Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma
According to Laura and Edward McDaniel, her malignant mesothelioma is direct result of having been exposed to asbestos contaminating the Jean Nate talcum powder products and other Revlon talc products that he brought home from his workplace.
In addition to blaming Revlon for her mesothelioma, the McDaniels have also named chemical distributor Whittaker Clark & Daniels in their suit. Both are accused of a failure to warn about the dangers of asbestos in spite of being aware that it posed a health hazard since the 1930s. The suit reads in part, “Defendants were members of organizations like the National Safety Council which widely disseminated information about asbestos disease to its members, beginning in the 1930s. The defendants have since the 1930s had numerous workers’ compensation claims filed against them in this state and many other states by employees or former employees alleging asbestos related pneumoconiosis.”
The number of once-trusted products now revealed to have contained asbestos is growing as more people are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. If you need information about your risk or your rights, contact the Patient Advocates at Mesothelioma.net at 1-800-692-8608.