My talc claim.

Good morning. 
I lost my wife aged 67 to ovarian cancer in August 2022 after a 6 year battle with the disease. 
Am now considering joining https://mytalcclaim.co.uk/ as she was a prolific talc user 
in the genital area. 
We seem to meet all the criteria for a claim, 
but am wondering what the pros and cons are particularly if the claim is unsuccessful.   
Would like to add that the NHS couldn’t have done anymore and her McMillan nurses 
were wonderful as was our local hospice. 
Thanks. 
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  • Emmia
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    I'm sorry for your loss.

    It's a no win, no fee outfit, but I can't see what amount they'd take from the award if sucessful - I expect it would be a fair chunk.
  • elsien
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    edited 1 November 2023 at 8:54AM
    You also need to check what happens if you decide to withdraw part way through because you may well then be liable for all costs incurred so far.
    I think all claims so far have been in the US, which has a different legal system and obviously different compensation. Cancer research Uk currently don’t think there is enough evidence for a clear causal link from the research so far.
    Johnson and Johnson may pay out without prejudice to make it go away (as some whiplash claims to do because it’s cheaper, not to fight it), but it’s not going to be a sort of sums that were being discussed in the States. 
    So I would suggest if you do go ahead, you need to be realistic about potential outcomes and any impact on your well-being from the legal processes and end result.

    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • Olinda99
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    yes I would echo the above and particularly the part about being well aware of your financial liabilities if you decide to ask them to act on your behalf
  • user1977
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    westy23 said:

    I lost my wife aged 67 to ovarian cancer in August 2022 after a 6 year battle with the disease. 
    Am now considering joining https://mytalcclaim.co.uk/ as she was a prolific talc user 
    in the genital area. 

    If you think you've got a claim, why do you wish to pursue it via that route rather than another?
  • elsien
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    Probably because it’s a class action test case. So no precedents as yet.
    what other options would you suggest?
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
  • DullGreyGuy
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    Emmia said:
    It's a no win, no fee outfit, but I can't see what amount they'd take from the award if sucessful - I expect it would be a fair chunk.
    This is effectively a bodily injury claim and so their success fee is capped, unlike reclaiming your PPI or dieselgate etc
  • LightFlare
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    edited 1 November 2023 at 12:37PM


    I would avoid these ambulance chasers and concentrate on having fond memories of your life with your wife


  • I would avoid these ambulance chasers and concentrate on having fond memories of your life with your wife
    I have to agree pursuing this will likely only prolong your grief and as there is no scientific evidence the talc causes cancer any claim is likely to fail.

    https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/causes-of-cancer/cancer-myths/cosmetics#:~:text=Can%20talcum%20powder%20cause%20cancer,talcum%20powder%20causes%20ovarian%20cancer.
  • ThumbRemote
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    I'd not heard of the link between talc and cancer due to asbestos before, but having read a few articles on it there certainly seems to be a strong case. There are certainly echoes of the link between smoking and cancer. 

    I'd read the paperwork from the solicitors carefully and be sure you understand what you're agreeing to and how much they will take in costs. But otherwise I'd say go for it. 
  • giraffe69
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    I think talcum powder used to have significant amounts of asbestos in it and there has been suggestion that this is what made it carcinogenic. Some cases were settled in the US on that basis. Whether it applies to more modern talc where the asbestos component has been removed I don't know.
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