Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Were You or a Loved One Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer or Mesothelioma?
Johnson & Johnson is under fire for its talcum baby powder products. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the corporation alleging that J&J knew its talcum powder products were contaminated by asbestos but failed to warn consumers. For background, asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring minerals that leads to cancers such as ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. Despite its cancer-causing effects, asbestos is used in countless US consumer products, such as Johnson & Johnson’s talcum baby powder products.
Despite the thousands of lawsuits alleging that its talc products caused cancer, J&J continues to deny the claims and insist these products are safe for use. Internal documents examined by Reuters, however, show otherwise. This is disturbing and unacceptable. As staunch advocates for the injured, our Pensacola attorneys are actively monitoring this situation and staying up-to-date on the latest developments. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after using J&J talcum powders, get in touch with us right away so we can determine if you have a claim.
To get started, please contact us at (850) 607-2929. The fight for justice starts here.
What Is Talcum Powder?
Talc is a soft, naturally occurring mineral used in baby powders, makeup, deodorant, ceramics, and paint. It is often used to absorb moisture and reduce friction, which is why many consumers use talcum to keep their skin dry and help prevent rashes. For these reasons and more, talc is often used in baby powder products.
However, some talc contains asbestos, which we explained is a substance that is known to cause certain cancers, such as ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.
Early Reports Reveal Tainted J&J Talc
A Reuters examination of J&J company memos, internal reports, and other confidential documents revealed that from at least 1971 to the early 2000s, some J&J raw talc and powders tested positive for trace amounts of asbestos. The documents also reveal the company’s efforts to address the problem without disclosing the truth to government regulators or the public. The Reuters investigation also revealed that the earliest findings of tainted J&J talc dated back to 1957. Between 1972 and 1975, at least 3 tests had found asbestos in J&J talc — with one test reporting “rather high” levels of J&J talc.
These are some of many shocking findings of J&J’s efforts to minimize the dangers of their talcum powder products. The company continues to deny claims alleging that its baby powders are unsafe, although, the bottom line is plaintiffs deserve compensation for their pain and suffering caused by J&J talc powders.
Explore Your Legal Options Today
Our injury lawyers at The Watson Firm, PLLC are passionate about helping people in your shoes achieve compensation from entities who wronged them. Consumers deserve transparency at the very least, but as we’ve seen thus far, Johnson & Johnson is not taking accountability for these particular wrongdoings. That said, if you or a loved one was diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma and believe it was caused by a J&J talcum baby powder product, let us know. We want to help you.
Our attorneys will examine your situation and gather all the details to determine if you have a claim. If we find that you may have grounds for a lawsuit, we will get to work. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us online or at (850) 607-2929.