Johnson & Johnson baby powder has been used as a staple household product for centuries. Because of the use of baby powder is so commonplace, families have never had a real reason to question its safety. At least, not until now. Recent investigations into the baby powder manufacturing process have revealed that the talcum powder (the central ingredient) has been contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. Read on to learn more about the potential cancers consumers may develop as a result of the reported asbestos contamination as provided by the wrongful cancer death lawyers at Riddle Brantley.
Baby Powder Contamination Discovered
Since the year 1971, over 20 scientific studies have found a notable link between the development of ovarian cancer and the use of talcum powder. Further investigations have been conducted into what may be the cause of this connection, all of which ultimately came to reveal that Johnson & Johnson manufacturers have been distributing dangerously compromised products. Specifically, the talcum powder used to create one of the corporation’s most popular products, baby powder, had been contaminated with asbestos, a widely known carcinogen.
Investigators assert that Johnson & Johnson have known about the rising cases of ovarian cancer in relation to their products since at least 1982, meaning they have been intentionally keeping this critical information away from the public. Yet, the company has been the target of an increasing number of lawsuits, most of which have successfully found them liable for the medical conditions and deaths caused by their baby powder.
Studies have shown that women who use baby powder as a part of their regular feminine hygiene routine are 92% more likely to develop ovarian cancer. Yet, this is not the only cancer attributed to Johnson & Johnson products.
Others that may develop as a direct result of Johnson & Johnson baby powder use include:
- Borderline mucinous tumors
- Borderline serous tumors
- Fallopian tube cancer
If you have been unknowingly using contaminated Johnson & Johnson baby powder and later developed any of these cancers, you have the right to file a claim against this corporation.
Filing a Claim Against the Makers of Contaminated Baby Powder
The number of claims against Johnson & Johnson related to their defective baby powder products have been rising exponentially as people come to learn of the present dangers. Though filing a lawsuit against large corporations is often difficult, these lawsuits have been quite successful due to the abundance of evidence against the company. Plaintiffs have been compensated into the tens of millions of dollars for both injuries and wrongful deaths.
Those who qualify to file such claims must meet the following criteria:
- You have been continuously using Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder (namely, their baby powder and shower-to-shower products for a minimum of 4 years.
- You must have been diagnosed with the cancers discussed above in 2009 or later.
- You must have been using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products before the onset of menopause.
If you meet these qualifications, contact a product liability lawyer. They will ensure that your case is resolved with the best possible outcome by holding Johnson & Johnson accountable and earning you the precise amount of compensation you need to treat your condition.