Johnson & Johnson is by far the most controversial talcum powder manufacturer, as the vast majority of lawsuits alleging their products can cause cancer were filed against it.
Recently, Johnson & Johnson agreed to a $8.9 billion settlement of over 60,000 lawsuits alleging that its baby powder and other talc-containing personal care products are to blame for cancer.
This settlement marks the end of a long legal battle by victims who claimed the talc in the products of the company caused them to develop ovarian cancer or mesothelioma.
The products that consumers allege caused mesothelioma and ovarian cancer are:
It is worth noting that some lawsuits have also been filed against Colgate-Palmolive Company and Imerys Talc Supplier. Cosmetics manufacturers have known since the 1950s that talc might be contaminated with asbestos. The public became aware in the early 1970s. Still, the industry persuaded the FDA it could be trusted to regulate its own products. It also convinced the agency to allow companies to rely on an asbestos detection method that could see some but not all carcinogenic fibers.
Johnson & Johnson announced it would discontinue global sales of talc-based baby powder by 2023. If you have been using talcum powder and now struggle with cancer, do not hesitate to contact Atraxia Law, as you might be eligible to file a claim and obtain financial compensation.
Our team of professionals has over 35 years of experience in evaluating toxic exposure and personal injury claims, so we have the necessary knowledge and resources to help you find out whether you are eligible to file a talcum powder claim. The only documents we will need from you are evidence of your talcum powder use and your medical records. Eligible individuals will be recommended a top-notch attorney to have their claims filed.