Lifelong Talcum Powder Users With Cancer May Have a Claim Against Johnson & Johnson
After around a dozen relatively high-profile jury trials, around 16,000 lawsuits have been consolidated and more are expected to join in the months to come
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Now that more than 16000 individual cases filed against Johnson & Johnson over the toxicity of Johnson's Baby Powder have been consolidated into Multi-district litigation (MDL, individuals suffering from ovarian cancer and mesothelioma, as well as the love ones thereof, are left with questions how to proceed to file their claim. Johnson's Baby Powder lawyers stand ready to listen to individual complaints via a free, one-on-one consultation to determine if your claim has merit. If you or a loved one has had ovarian cancer or mesothelioma or have died from either disease you may want to consult a Johnson's Baby Powder lawyer to see if you qualify. In general, women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used Johnson's Baby Powder or Shower to Shower powdered deodorant regularly, frequently, and for a decade or more should question whether or not asbestos that has contaminated talc to have been the cause of their disease. Talcum powder cancer attorneys are also ready to listen to individuals claims about Johnson and Johnson's baby powder and Shower to Shower talcum powder that have developed ovarian or lung cancer and offer a free consultation with no obligation to file a claim.
There has been an avalanche of damning evidence popping up in the media over the last year or two, indicating that Johnson's Baby Powder may cause cancer, not the least of which was the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) finding deadly asbestos fibers in unopened bottles of Johnson's Baby Powder that were taken from among those then-currently on store shelves. Johnson & Johnson immediately recalled an entire 33,000 bottle batch of the product from which the contaminated product was taken in response to the FDA's talc-asbestos findings. Also, six months of deliberation by a Federal Judge in a New Jersey Court resulted in expert witnesses testing methods that were not "junk science" as the defense claimed and that their testimony could be presented to juries. Finally, executives at Johnson & Johnson may have known for decades that the talc from which Johnson's Baby Powder is made contains asbestos fibers, a known and deadly carcinogen according to a report about a year ago in Reuters. Reuters found internal company memos between scientists and executives at Johnson & Johnson that indicate that the company could be faced with an asbestos problem as a result of the country discovering asbestos to be a cancer-causing substance, and questioned how to move forward given the asbestos that may have been contaminating their talc supply. Two approaches the company considered were one, to adopt a relatively insensitive method of testing for asbestos using microscopic sample sizes so small that the likelihood that they would test positive for asbestos was, literally, one a million years, and also marketing executives chose to redirect their advertising toward what the company viewed as a less well-informed demographic, African American women, re-branding their toiletry product as "Shower to Shower" and implying that certain races of women should use this powder because they did not shower frequently enough and smelled poorly. It is not simply coincidental that many of the plaintiffs that have suffered from ovarian cancer and have won billions of dollars in punitive damages from Johnson & Johnson were black.