Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

Johnson’s Baby Powder Used During Diaper Changes May Cause Mesothelioma In Young Adults

A talcum powder mesothelioma lawsuit has been filed by a 24-year-old woman accusing Johnson's Baby Powder

Thursday, March 9, 2023 - The case parallels more than 38,000 talcum powder cancer lawsuits against the healthcare and cosmetics giant for failing to warn customers about asbestos lurking in their iconic Johnson's Baby Powder, Shower to Shower body cleanser, and other products containing talc. The case is noteworthy, however, because the 24-year-old plaintiff is the youngest person on record to file a talcum powder lawsuit. Most cases of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer take years of regular and excessive exposure to develop. Cancers like mesothelioma may lie dormant in the body for years until the symptoms of the disease become noticeable. Unfortunately, a mesothelioma diagnosis in a young person may indicate that the plaintiff's talc asbestos exposure occurred as an infant when the plaintiff's mother used Johnson's Baby Powder during diaper changes. The plaintiff alleges being exposed to asbestos in talcum powder several times per day, every day, for the first few years of her life as a part of her diapering routine. According to LegalScoops.com. "A federal judge has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to face a lawsuit from a 24-year-old woman dying of cancer who claims that the company's Baby Powder talcum products caused her illness. The ruling by US District Judge George Wu in Los Angeles allows the case to proceed to trial, which is set to begin in the coming months. The plaintiff, who is from California and has not been named publicly, alleges that she used J&J's baby powder and shower-to-shower products for years, beginning in her infancy." This case could have significant legal repercussions for Johnson & Johnson, opening the door for thousands of young adults with lung disease allegedly caused by their mother using Johnson's Baby Powder during the first three years of life. There is no denying that mothers and their infant babies were targeted with Johnson & Johnson talcum powder advertising, going as far as branding the product "Baby Powder" and slapping a picture of a baby on every bottle. Johnson & Johnson acknowledged that there may be an inhalation problem when using their baby powder and placed a warning label on the product saying not to inhale the product. "WARNING: Keep powder away from child's face to avoid inhalation, which can cause breathing problems. Avoid contact with the eyes. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use on broken skin. Keep powder away from open flame."

In 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested random samples of Johnson's Baby Powder purchased locally from retail stores and found asbestos, a known carcinogen. Johnson & Johnson's responded by denying the validity of the tests saying that the new talc/asbestos testing method used by the FDA's chosen scientific lab was too sensitive and produced false readings. Johnson & Johnson denies the presence of asbestos in their talc and says that Johnson's Talcum Powder is safe and pure. Nonetheless, Johnson & Johnson discontinued selling baby powder in North America and later worldwide because of a lack of demand due to the media's misinformation surrounding the product's safety.

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