Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder products have come under heavy scrutiny by the Courts after evidence that their products may cause cancer. Baby or Talcum powder is made from talc, a naturally-occurring mineral. But, in its naturally-occurring form, some talc contains asbestos. Asbestos, of course, is a known cause of lung cancer and has spawned billions in lawsuits against asbestos companies for its devastating affects on people all over the world.
If you or a loved one think you may have developed cancer as a result of baby powder use or contact with talc for other reasons like in your job, talk to our skilled Riverview personal injury attorney about your case today. Attorney Frank Santini is devoted to helping innocent victims seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the negligence of companies who care more about their bottom line than human lives.
Talc and Cancer: The Connection
There is still debate amongst the scientific community about just how dangerous talc found in baby powder and other substances we come in contact with really is. Evidently, however, the danger is obvious enough that the International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies the genital use of the substance as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” What is abundantly clear is that talc containing asbestos is capable of causing cancer if it is inhaled by the the workers mining it and the consumers using it.
Studies from Harvard dating back to the 1980s found a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. And, still more studies found an increased risk of ovarian cancer among regular users of talcum powder, i.e. baby powder. It was recommended by certain scientists that Johnson & Johnson put warning labels on its products like baby powder which contained talc. However, Johnson & Johnson chose NOT to add warning labels to its products.
Johnson & Johnson has now been dealing with the blowback from its failure to warn millions of customers of these dangers and has been sued several times by cancer victims alleging the cause of their cancer was from Johnson & Johnson products like baby powder. Recently, a jury in California awarded $417 million to a woman who presented evidence that she developed terminal ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson baby powder.
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