Johnson's Baby Powder Users With Cancer May Wish to File a Claim in 2021
Thousands of Americans, maybe more, are now aware that the talc used in Johnson's Baby Powder may contain asbestos, a known carcinogen
Monday, January 4, 2021 - Johnson's Baby Powder is no longer on the shelves of retailers Walmart, Rite Aid, and other retailers since Johnson & Johnson has decided to discontinue sales in all of North America. The company will continue to sell cornstarch-based baby and health care products. The company's sole supplier of talc, Imerys, has filed bankruptcy and sold all of its North American talc mining operations to an industrial-use company.
People that have used Johnson's Baby Powder or Shower to Shower body deodorant regularly for many years, and have been diagnosed with cancer, should consider speaking with a Johnson's Baby Powder Cancer Lawyer to determine if they qualify to file a claim. Women that have ovarian cancer and the estates of those that have died from the disease have been awarded hundreds of millions in damages designed to not only compensate them for their pain and suffering but also to punish Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn consumers of the dangers of using talcum powder. Johnson's Baby Powder users have also developed mesothelioma, a cancer of the most delicate lining of the lungs essential for normal breathing. Talc mesothelioma plaintiffs have also won significant compensatory and punitive damages.
There are currently over 20,000 lawsuits pending that allege using Johnson's Baby Powder led to one developing cancer. Johnson and Johnson recently settled a suit with 1000 ovarian cancer plaintiffs for 100 million dollars rather than risk billions of dollars by going to trial.
There are a few things to consider if you wish to consider filing a lawsuit. The National Law Review lists a few general guidelines to address that could lead you to make the appropriate decision. NatLaw writes, "To qualify for a lawsuit and win compensation, the following criteria are typically required: 1. Use of talcum powder product, primarily a baby powder product of Johnson & Johnson. 2. A woman must have had a diagnosis of ovarian cancer from 2000 to the present. Biopsies help determine if the type of cancer is linked to baby powder. 3. Diagnosis of cancer must be at age 22 or older and before age 65. The diagnosis must happen between the ages of 22 and 64 years of age." These are intelligent, general guidelines but by no means are all of the circumstances that could have caused one to be injured by the company's talc products.
Underlying the science of why Johnson's Baby Powder may be a deadly carcinogen, are tests that have been done recently by independent microscope researchers hired by plaintiffs suing the company and also tests by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that have found Johnson's Baby Powder talc to contain asbestos. Containing asbestos, no matter how infinitesimal the quantity, is all that is necessary as scientists agree that there is no safe level of ingesting asbestos.