Talcum Powder Lawsuit
OVERVIEW: Johnson & Johnson faces thousands of talcum powder lawsuits.
Johnson & Johnson products including baby powder and Shower to Shower contain talcum. In its natural form talc may contain asbestos, which is known to cause cancers. All talcum products used in homes have been asbestos-free since the 70s.
For decades however talcum, made from talc was used for feminine hygiene, because of its ability to absorb moisture and reduce friction.
Several studies have found a link between prolonged use of talcum and increased risk for ovarian cancer.
Recently Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay a $72 million verdict for a talcum powder lawsuit.
There are more than 1,200 civil suits against Johnson & Johnson and its talcum products. The baby powder lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson was: negligent, violated unfair competition law and business codes and was in breach of implied warranty.
Claims against Johnson & Johnson are currently being filed.
Talcum Powder and Health Risks
Talcum powder was an everyday household product for generations and is found in baby and body powders, medicated powders, deodorant powders, foot powders, perfumed and cosmetic powders and sanitary pads.
Over the years safety and health issues related to baby powder have to light and include:
- Respiratory problems- baby powders containing talc are discouraged especially in infants
- Talcosis- talc particles may become airbone while the powder is applied and when inhaled could cause: wheezing, coughing, acute or chronic lung irritation
- Long term exposure- inhalation over years increases the possibility of serious chronic respiratory disease and lung cancer
- Ovariancancer- the journal Cancer Prevention Research published a study that argues women who use talcum powder for intimate personal hygiene were at a 20-30 percent greater risk for developing ovarian cancer.
This increased risk for ovarian cancer is the basis for several talcum powder lawsuits being filed against Johnson & Johnson for their baby powder and Shower to Shower products.
Talcum Powder Lawsuit
Talcum powder lawsuits are the most recent product liability lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson. In recent years they company has faced lawsuits for damages caused by their hip replacement parts, vaginal mesh and prescription drugs.
In the baby powder lawsuits currently being filed against Johnson & Johnson, there are claim the company should have taken action and warned consumers against the ovarian cancer risk.
Since the first study linking talc and cancer, it’s argued they had enough time to inform consumers about the potential.
Why File a Baby Powders Cancer Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of Johnson & Johnson’s negligence you should hold them accountable.
You could be eligible to receive compensation for your medical expenses and pain and suffering.
When you call 1-800-THE-LAW2 to find out if you have a case the call if free, the consultation is free and you don’t pay a dime unless we win your case.
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How Do I Know if I Qualify for a Claim?
The best way to find out if you qualify for a claim is to call 1-800-THE-LAW2. We’re 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We can tell you right over the phone if you have a claim and can connect your to experienced legal help.
An attorney member of 1-800-THE-LAW2 can help you file your claim if:
- You were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used talcum powder for longer than four years
- A family member was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and passed away after prolonged use of talc based powders
Where you are a BRCA carrier or not, you may still be eligible to file a claim.
BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer risk, a person who has a BRCA1/2 mutation is known as a BRCA1/2 carrier.
$72 Million Verdict in Talcum Powder Lawsuit
The family of Jacqueline Fox filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson claiming that its talc baby powder and Shower to Shower products were responsible for the development of her ovarian cancer.
Fox died in October at the age of 62 before her case was decided.
The suit alleged that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the risks associated with its products but failed to warn consumers in order to boost sales.
Johnson & Johnson were found guilty of fraud, negligence and conspiracy.
This was the first verdict by a U.S. jury to award damages over the talcum powder lawsuit claims.
Experienced Legal Help
Since 1985 1-800-THE-LAW2 has connected thousands of injured workers, drivers, passengers and victims of harmful products to experienced lawyers.
Our lawyers are reviewing claims for baby powder lawsuits right now. A lawyer can help determine if you have a case and what the best course of action is. A lawyer can handle your and fight to get you all of the compensation you deserve.
Hiring a lawyer to file a talcum powder lawsuit could result in compensation for:
- Your medical bills
- Serious physical pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Death of a loved one
If you were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and used talcum powder products for feminine hygiene, contact 1-800-380-8080 to get an experienced lawyer started on your claim today!