The 2 Very Different Types Of Cosmetic Talc Claims

Law360, New York (December 9, 2016, 12:06 PM EST) -- Despite the high-profile nature of cosmetic talc litigation, there is confusion among the legal and insurance communities about the nature of the underlying cases. Are they a by-product of the asbestos litigation? Are they an entirely new category of product liability claim? And, how does the answer impact cosmetic talc defendants' future liability and the availability of insurance?

For now, cosmetic talc litigation is settling into two distinct paths: 1) cosmetic talc causing ovarian cancer; and 2) cosmetic talc causing mesothelioma. While attention has focused on recent notable ovarian cancer verdicts, cosmetic talc claims alleging mesothelioma quietly have the potential to...

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