As Talc Baby Powder Lawsuits Continue To Pile Up, You Can Also File Your Own Complaint
After Johnson & Johnson pulled out its talc-based baby powder off the market in the United States and Canada in May last year due to mounting legal complaints linking the product to cancer, many people have started to wonder whether they also have a legal right to sue the company for using the product.
But first, we need to understand how Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based baby powder is said to cause certain cancers to its users. The company used talc as its main ingredient in making its baby powder product.
Talc powder usually contains silicon, magnesium, and oxygen. However, according to several class action lawsuits filed against the baby powder manufacturer, the talc it uses in its baby powder contained asbestos – a universally known and recognized carcinogen.
Medical experts warn that continued use of such products for an extended period would increase cancer risk.
When a person is exposed to asbestos, they can develop a type of cancer known as Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a tumor that is caused by inhaling microscopic asbestos fibers for a long period of time.
The tumor can form in the lining of the individual’s lungs, heart, or abdomen.
Early diagnosis can be a total lifesaver, for most cases are only detected at the disease’s fatal stages.
If a person is found out to have Mesothelioma, they have an extremely reduced lifespan of approximately a year after the initial diagnosis.
Scientific studies even show that women are more susceptible to developing the said type of cancer due to their frequent use of talc-based products for their personal upkeep and hygiene.
Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based baby powder is also linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women.
According to several complaints, there is a substantial connection between the use of the baby powder product and the development of ovarian cancer tumors with traces of talc.
Again, this increased risk is caused by the use of Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based baby powder for hygiene purposes – with most women using baby powder on their genital area.
The mounting legal complaints filed against Johnson & Johnson accuse the company of failing to warn oblivious customers of the ill effects and dangers of using their baby powder products.
In fact, the company is currently facing 25,000 class action lawsuits filed in different courts in the United States.
As of writing, the company has reportedly allocated $4 billion to cover the litigation costs brought upon by the tsunami of Johnson & Johnson Talc Baby Powder Class Action Lawsuits filed by aggrieved parties.
If you or somebody you know developed cancer after years of continued use of the company’s talc-based baby powder, you may have a solid case in your hands – this you can use to sue and fight for your legal rights in court.
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Editor’s Note on Johnson & Johnson Talc Baby Powder Class Action Lawsuit:
This brief primer shows you a quick rundown on almost everything you need to know about the ongoing legal battle Johnson & Johnson is currently embroiled in after complaints alleging its baby powder product cause cancer.
Products/Services Involved: Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder products
Allegation(s): Talc-based baby powder products made and sold by Johnson & Johnson are cancerous.
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