Johnson & Johnson Lawsuit – Talc-based Products Linked To Cancer
Edelson Lechtzin LLP attorneys are looking to assist those were diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using talc-based products.
For over 50 years, studies have shown a connection between talc and ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson, makers of one of the most popular baby powders ever, has seemingly been aware of this carcinogenic relation since the 1980s.
The cancer causing properties of their products is related to the presence of asbestos in their talc. Asbestos can be found near naturally occurring collections of talc, which makes it easy for asbestos to taint the supply. Asbestos has been shown to cause mesothelioma and ovarian cancer.
J&J’s talcum powder has been utilized by consumers for decades without any warning of its potential risk to users. Despite being federally ordered to stop producing talc products that have been adulterated by asbestos, Johnson & Johnson has continued to sell these products for years.
Talc can be found in a wide range of cosmetic products, from powders to creams, which can be applied to various areas of the body. One specific danger associated with these products is when talc is utilized near women’s genital area. Small talc particles have been found to be located near women’s ovaries areas after application to their genital area. This then can cause the body to produce extended inflammation in the area, which can then develop into cancer.
Johnson & Johnson has hidden the true dangers of their products from the public as millions of users applied their asbestos containing products to their body for years. Individuals wronged by Johnson & Johnson and other makers of talc products have the right to seek financial remuneration for the damages inflicted upon them by carcinogenic talc-based products.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer after using a talc-based product, such as Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, then you may be eligible for financial compensation. Our attorneys will pursue the best routes to ensure that your case is handled with care and that you can be rightfully repaid for the damages done to you.
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $2.1 billion in damages to women who were negatively affected by the carcinogenic asbestos present in the company’s talc-based powders. J&J’s appeal to the decision was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court and they still face over 26,000 lawsuits related to claims that their baby powder caused cancer in users.