Talcum Powder Injury Lawsuits
Delaware Talcum Powder Injury Attorneys
J&J’s Johnson’s Baby Powder feminine hygiene product contains talcum powder, which studies suggest can potentially cause an increased risk of ovarian cancer in women when the product is applied to the genital area. This is due to talcum powder aka baby powder being made with the mineral talc which naturally occurs near asbestos. Talc is a known human carcinogen when tainted with asbestos per the American Cancer Society. If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed, and you believe it has been caused by using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Speaking with our experienced Delaware personal injury lawyer handling Johnson & Johnson talcum powder injury lawsuits is a wise move
The Delaware personal injury attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni are currently handling ovarian cancer injury cases on behalf of women who have fallen victim to Johnson & Johnson’s dangerous products, including Johnson’s Baby Powder. If you or someone you care for has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or another form of cancer after using J&J’s talcum powder products, it may be in your best interests to contact Shelsby & Leoni about a potential lawsuit. Please dial (302) 995-6210 or email us here. We handle all accident, injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis meaning we charge no fees if we do not recover for you. Despite being located in Delaware and Maryland we are accepting cases from all over the United States.
Liability In J & J Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits
Johnson & Johnson has been aware for some time that its talcum powder products were potentially dangerous to consumers, yet the company never did anything to protect its customers from cancer and the other side effects that have surfaced. Internal documents from the company show that officials were growing concerned that the federal government might classify talc as a carcinogen, and they tried to find ways to deter the government from doing so.
To this day, Johnson & Johnson maintains that products containing talcum powder are safe for every day use. This, despite the fact that researchers have found talcum powder molecules embedded in the diseased tissue of those who have died after long-term use.
Recent Settlements & Verdicts From Across The Country
In October 2015, a female victim named Jackie Fox died from ovarian cancer after having allegedly used J&J’s Johnson’s Baby Powder as a feminine hygiene product for decades. Those representing the victim filed a lawsuit on her behalf, alleging that Johnson & Johnson knew the risks of using talcum powder in its products but failed to protect the public from injury and death by continuing to produce and market the products.
In 1997 it was discovered that a medical consultant wrote a memo to Johnson & Johnson officials explaining that anyone attempting to discredit a connection between talcum powder and cases of ovarian cancer is “denying the obvious in the face of all evidence to the contrary.” The memo was nearly 20 years old by the time it was made publicly available.
A jury in St. Louis recently awarded a $72 million verdict to the plaintiff(s) in this case, though that is likely to be appealed. The award included $10 million in “actual damages” and an additional $62 million in punitive damages, which is believed to be the result of the discovery of widespread fraud, negligence, and other egregious conduct by the company.
Contact A Delaware Injury Attorney Handling Talcum Powder Injury Claims
The award-winning attorneys at Shelsby & Leoni are currently investigating injury claims involving ovarian cancer diagnosis in women who have used Johnson’s Baby Powder as a feminine hygiene product. We believe there is evidence to support a possible link between this product and various cancer diagnoses in innocent women who were unknowingly exposed to the dangerous side effects of Johnson’s Baby Powder. Please contact us via email here or dial (302) 995-6210 for a free initial consultation with one of our Delaware personal injury lawyers.
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