Talc Powder Lawsuit Attorneys
Mass Tort Against Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) baby powder and talc powder products have been repeatedly linked to cases of ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. Although the large corporation has never admitted to any wrongdoing and denies such links even exists, many lawsuits have been filed against it. Some of these cases have reached multimillion-dollar conclusions, and one such case was hit with a $2 billion verdict. J&J is attempting to appeal these case results, but claimant persistence could pay off.
If you have suffered a serious illness due to the use of a talc powder product manufactured by J&J, there is no better time than now to explore your legal options. Let Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. in Missouri help from start to finish. Our lawyers have decades of collective experience working on defective product cases, mass torts, and the like. Trust in our team now when you need legal help the most!
Why is Talc Powder Allegedly Dangerous?
Lab studies have found that J&J’s baby powder products that are comprised of talc are often – if not always – contaminated with asbestos. Both talc and asbestos are naturally occurring minerals, and it is common for asbestos traces to be present in talc deposits. This contamination can make talc products dangerous when used often or for feminine hygiene.
Two serious health issues linked to talc powder products from J&J include:
- Mesothelioma: It is believed that breathing in microscopic amounts of talc powder for months or years can cause mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer specifically related to lung damage caused by asbestos fibers.
- Ovarian cancer: For the better part of a century, J&J has advertised that its talc powder products can be used for feminine hygiene. However, research indicates that doing so can cause asbestos fiber contamination that results in ovarian cancer.
Why is J&J Liable for Claimant Damages?
Typically, product manufacturers are “strictly liable” for any harm caused by their products. This legal rule basically states that a product maker can be financially liable for the damages suffered by any consumer who has been hurt by their product, even if that consumer was using the product against the packaging instructions or specifications. Although, a claimant should still be prepared to show that their injuries were caused by the product, rather than their own negligence.
Furthermore, reports have shown that Johnson & Johnson knew about potential asbestos and cancer complications for decades. Yet there is no indication that the corporation took action to adjust the way the talc powder products were made. J&J also seemingly made no move to even warn the general public that there could be a risk of ovarian and lung cancers when using the talc powder as advertised. This inaction to protect consumers can be seen as gross corporate negligence that makes J&J liable, even when strict product liability rules do not apply due to differences in state law.
Find Out If You Can Sue J&J Today
Our Missouri talc powder lawsuit attorneys are hearing from people across the state who might have a claim against J&J. It could be possible that you, too, have the opportunity to file an individual lawsuit or become part of a larger mass tort.
J&J talc powder claimants should match these prerequisites:
- Used talc powder products for years, especially for feminine hygiene.
- Diagnosed with ovarian cancer or lung cancer.
- Unlikely your cancer was caused by another source.
To figure out if you have a valid J&J talc powder claim to pursue, please call (888) 287-1046 now. We can go over the key details of your case, and let you know what to do next. Remember: Initial consultations are free for inquiring clients across Missouri.
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