Talc: Be Wary of Cosmetic Products

Reuters reported that a South Carolina jury ordered talc supplier Whittaker, Clark & Daniels to pay $29.14 million for causing cancer in a mother of five. Sarah Plant developed mesothelioma, a deadly cancer. She was only 35. You see some talc products contain deadly asbestos.

The woman developed mesothelioma from being exposed to asbestos-tainted talc in cosmetic products. However, the jury found that talc manufacturer IMI Fabi was not responsible for plaintiff Sarah Plant’s fatal illness.

“I just hope we can figure out a better way than having juries resolve (cases) every time,” attorney Jessica Dean said. “It’s truly horrible for our clients who don’t have time.”

The case is Plant v. Avon Products Inc., et al., South Carolina Court of Common Pleas in Richland County, No. 2022CP4001265.