Talcum powder (also known as baby powder) has been widely used for over a hundred years. According to one study , nearly 70% of parents regularly used baby powder on their children. The general assumption has been that talcum powder is harmless and even beneficial — after all, it is advertised to be used on the most vulnerable members of society and is sometimes even provided by the hospital to new parents.
But this perception may be deadly wrong. Talcum powder, made from mined talc, is often found in close proximity to asbestos, which is a known carcinogen. The talc is sometimes tainted with asbestos, making it, in turn, a cancer-causing agent. The U.S. government required that talcum powder products be asbestos-free starting in the 1970s. However, separating the talc from the asbestos is no easy task, and there's strong evidence that companies like Johnson & Johnson continued to sell talcum powder even if it tested positive for asbestos.
Asbestos can cause a range of problems, and there is no known safe level of it. Anyone who has used talcum powder on themselves or others could potentially be affected.
However, the current multi-district litigation lawsuit is constrained by the statute of limitations. In order to be eligible for this lawsuit.
You should meet the following criteria:
There are two groups of people who are represented in the court cases in the baby powder lawsuits. They include:
If you believe that you or a family member has been affected by exposure to baby powder, it's important to act quickly to have the best chance of a fair settlement. Take the following steps as soon as possible:
There have been several class action and multi-district litigation (MDL) suits brought against Johnson & Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, and other talc manufacturers. In these sorts of lawsuits, people who have been similarly harmed by a product have their cases tried together. The first verdict in a case involving talcum powder and ovarian cancer was handed down in 2013, and lawsuits are still ongoing.
The evidence that Johnson & Johnson knew the risk their product posed but ignored it is strong, so many of these lawsuits have been successful. However, Johnson & Johnson has pushed back and has sometimes been successful in having verdicts overturned. Very few companies will admit their guilt outright when they've done something wrong, but even by these standards, Johnson & Johnson is aggressive in their response. It's vital to make sure that you have an attorney that's experienced in these matters to give you the best chance at justice.
Currently, over 37,000 individual lawsuits have been consolidated into a single MDL. Since the litigation is still ongoing, new members can join. Your attorney can advise you on the best path for you to take.
Qualified leads that have been affected by the Toxic Water Act and lived, worked, or served at Camp Lejeune between1953 & 1987.
Farm workers and herbicide applicators who developed Parkinson's disease after exposure to Paraquat.
Parents who took acetaminophen while pregnant and had a child diagnosed with Autism.
Military members who used defective "3M" earplugs and later developed hearing loss.
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