Some of you may have read about or heard reports of lawsuits against the
household name Johnson & Johnson in the news recently. The dangers
of talcum products, such as baby powder, are being investigated following
numerous complaints against the manufacturer. There are more than 1,200
pending lawsuits involving Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products.
In May of this year, a woman from South Dakota was awarded $55 million
in damages after she brought a suit against Johnson & Johnson. Her
attorneys brought the claim stating that talcum powder usage caused ovarian
cancer after many years of use. A few months prior to this judgement,
an Alabama woman’s family was awarded $72 million after she claimed
the same fault by Johnson & Johnson. Sadly, she passed away prior
to the resolution of her case.
Each of these verdicts occurred despite Johnson & Johnson’s use
of medical experts claiming cosmetic talc is safe to use. But contrary
studies started connecting ovarian cancer with talcum powder as early
as the 1970s. Johnson & Johnson was proven to have been aware of those
findings for many years, but continuing to market the products regardless.
In an effort to protect you and your family, we are investigating similar
situations involving victims that believe a cosmetic talc product led
to serious medical conditions. Talc is a natural substance mined to be
used in products such as makeup and powdered products. The purpose is
to prevent caking, absorb moisture, and improve the overall feel of a
product. The main concerns by the American Cancer Society in regards to
talcum powder involve lung and ovarian cancer.
If you believe you or someone you know have developed a sickness due to
talcum powder products, contact Jones & Swanson today to get more
information and to hear from a legal expert whether or not you have a
claim for damages.