What’s the Problem?
Dolores Gomez, Plaintiff in the lawsuit Gomez v. Chanel Inc. et al., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, alleges that she developed mesothelioma after using Chanel Talc for 30 years, from 1961 to 1991, according to Law360.
Gomez further claims that Chanel knew that its talc contained asbestos, a mineral that has been linked for decades to an increased risk for mesothelioma and other forms of cancer, yet the company failed to adequately warn of this risk or recall Chanel No5 After Bath Talcum Powder, even though safer alternatives were widely available.
“At all pertinent times, a safer feasible alternative to the products has existed,” the complaint states. “Cornstarch is an organic carbohydrate that is quickly broken down by the body with no known health effects. Cornstarch powders have been sold and marketed for the same uses as talc with nearly the same effectiveness.”
Furthermore, Gomez contends that Chanel and a lobbying called the Cosmetic, Toiletries and Fragrance Council (CTFC) have consistently blocked attempts by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate and require warnings on talc-based cosmetic products.
Gomez’ lawsuit brings counts of negligence, negligence per se, fraudulent concealment and breach of warranty claims.
Do I Have a Chanel Talcum Powder Class Action Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Chanel Talcum Powder Class Action Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new mesothelioma cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma after using Chanel Talcum Powder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.