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Were you diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma after years of using talcum powder?
For decades, talcum powder manufacturers continued to market and sell their products as a safe and beneficial part of a personal care routine, even though they knew their talc products were contaminated with asbestos. Despite the clear link between asbestos and dangerous cancers, talcum powder manufacturers failed to adequately warn consumers about the risks of their products.
Johnson & Johnson, a major talcum powder manufacturer in the United States, faced allegations that its products were responsible for ovarian cancer and mesothelioma cases in people with no other known asbestos exposure. However, there was a lack of evidence that J&J was aware of asbestos in its talcum powder, so most lawsuits were unable to produce the necessary burden of proof to hold J&J accountable.
This all changed when a 2018 Reuters investigation into internal J&J documents found that the company had been aware of asbestos in its talcum powder as early as 1972. The manufacturer repeatedly failed to report this information to regulatory agencies.
In May 2020, Johnson & Johnson pulled talcum powder from all shelves in the United States and now faces thousands of lawsuits for failing to warn consumers about its talc-based products. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. Call us now, or simply fill out this contact form, and one of our team members will get back with you shortly.
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