FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

We created this Frequently Asked Questions page to help answer common questions from potential clients. However, we would love to speak with you directly. Simply call us or fill out an online form. There is no cost or obligation to speak with a representative from The Lanier Law Firm.


The Lanier Law Firm handles all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. That means we only receive payment if your case is settled or if you win at trial. We are a national law firm that has the resources and the reputation to effectively resolve your claims.

Many cases are settled outside of the courtroom, which means you would not have to testify. However, we handle every case as if it will go to trial. We have the experience and knowledge to make this process as relaxed and simple as possible.

Like any court case, the amount and the results cannot be determined beforehand. It is extremely unethical for any attorney to predict how much money a client might receive. If you speak to a lawyer who gives you a monetary promise, run away! There are many variables that determine the amount of an ovarian cancer settlement.

The Lanier Law Firm is a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Houston. The Lanier Law Firm is able to handle cases anywhere in the United States.

The Lanier Law Firm has been handling cases since 1990. The Lanier Law Firm is a pioneer in numerous personal injury and cancer litigations, backed by a proven track record. Our Asbestos Practice Group, Personal Injury Practice Group and Pharmaceutical Liability Practice Group provide decades of experience representing clients who have been injured as a result of the negligence of others.

The Lanier Law Firm has significant experience working on behalf of families and victims. Since 1990, Mark Lanier and The Lanier Law Firm have won many substantial recoveries on behalf of victims.

Most recently, The Lanier Law Firm just won a record-setting verdict involving the drug Actos. We have also helped earn significant rulings and compensation for asbestos cancer victims.

The firm garnered national attention during its VIOXX litigation, most notably winning a substantial verdict against Merck & Co. in the very first VIOXX lawsuit to go to trial, as well as securing two additional significant plaintiff verdicts. The Lanier Law Firm also represents clients who have suffered injuries involving high-profile dangerous drugs and devices such as DePuy Hip Replacements, Yaz/Yasmin, Mirena, Chantix, Paxil, and Levaquin, as well as other drugs and medical devices.

The Lanier Law Firm handles cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay absolutely nothing for legal representation.

Please call us toll free at 1-800-723-3216 and speak to a legal representative. They will be able to provide you a history of our court cases and their outcomes.

At The Lanier Law Firm, we understand that communication is important and vital for clients. Generally, all calls and emails are answered immediately.

Many law firms that advertise online, on TV, on the radio, and in newspapers will attempt to sign you up as a client and then sell off your case to whatever law firm bids the highest, including firms that may have literally no experience in ovarian cancer court cases. We do not sell off our clients’ cases to other law firms.

When you were treated for ovarian cancer, you had tissues samples taken and pathology reports generated. This is how your cancer was diagnosed. We will send the pathology reports and medical records to an expert to determine whether your ovarian cancer was caused by talcum powder. Our experts can determine if talc fibers are found in your ovary tissue or female reproductive organs. It takes many years for talc fibers to disappear, so we will be able to determine if talcum powder is related to your ovarian cancer.

The female victim of ovarian cancer or the family members of the female victim can file a case. The female victim has to been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and has a history of using talcum powder for perineal hygiene. If the answer is yes to both of those questions, then you may be eligible for compensation.