Support for People with Mesothelioma Caused by Talc


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Our lawyers are pursuing a claim against Johnson & Johnson. We believe the US-based multi-national corporation knew as early as the 1970s its talcum powder products contained asbestos, but failed to warn consumers and carried on producing and selling the products in the UK up to 2022. Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer caused by inhaling asbestos dust. There’s a lot of support for people with mesothelioma which has been caused by talcum powder. Here, we provide information about the support that’s available and how you can access it.

Asbestos Support Groups

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lungs (pleural mesothelioma) but can also occur in the lining of the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma), heart (pericardial mesothelioma), or testicles (testicular mesothelioma).

It’s most commonly associated with exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral fibre, which is linked to talcum powder.

Asbestos support groups in the UK play a vital role in providing support for people with mesothelioma. This includes assistance, guidance, and support to individuals and families affected by asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma. Here’s an overview of what asbestos support groups typically do.

Support groups aim to educate individuals about asbestos-related diseases, including their causes, symptoms, and available treatment options. They provide information on asbestos exposure sources and prevention measures.

Dealing with mesothelioma caused by talcum powder can be emotionally challenging for both patients and their loved ones. Support groups offer a compassionate and understanding environment where individuals can share their experiences, concerns, and emotions. They provide a platform for connecting with others who’ve gone through similar situations, fostering a sense of community and reducing feelings of isolation.

Support groups provide practical guidance on various aspects related to mesothelioma. This may include information on accessing healthcare services, understanding medical reports, and identifying available financial support and benefits.

Asbestos support groups often engage in advocacy efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure, promote stricter regulations, and campaign for improved healthcare services and support for affected individuals. They work to ensure that the voices of asbestos patients and their families are heard and that their rights are protected.

Support groups organise meetings, events, and conferences where individuals affected by mesothelioma can come together, share knowledge, and build connections. These events may feature guest speakers, medical professionals, legal experts, and representatives from relevant organisations.

Some support groups engage in fundraising activities to support research into asbestos-related diseases, facilitate clinical trials, and contribute to efforts aimed at finding better treatments or potential cures. These funds may also be used to support the activities of the support group itself, including providing direct financial assistance to individuals and families in need.

Overall, asbestos support groups in the UK offer crucial support, information, and resources to individuals affected by mesothelioma, empowering them to navigate the challenges they face and ensuring they receive the care and assistance they require.

To find your local support group visit The Asbestos Forum.

Legal Support for People with Mesothelioma

Our team of product liability solicitors is actively pursuing a talcum powder claim against manufacturers of mineral-based talcum powder products. Following several talcum powder claims in the US, our group litigation claim aims to secure justice for UK consumers.

By bringing together affected individuals, we aim to strengthen our collective effort to hold manufacturers responsible for the harm caused by their products.

If you or a loved one has experienced health issues due to extensive talcum powder use, take the first step towards seeking justice today. We are running this case on a No-Win, No-Fee basis. 

‘They knew. They lied. We paid the price’
People diagnosed with life-changing and life-limiting cancers have spoken of their ‘betrayal’ at the hands of the talcum powder manufacturers.By bringing together affected individuals in a group action claim we aim to hold the talc manufacturers responsible for the harm caused by their products.
If you or a loved one has experienced health issues due to extensive talcum powder use, take the first step towards seeking justice today. We are running this case on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means if the case is unsuccessful, we won’t charge you any fees.
In February 2024, our firm changed its name from Keller Postman UK to KP Law.

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