Could Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder Cause Your Cancer Diagnosis?
Talcum powder: the magical, moisture-absorbing mommy and daddy helper that’s used on infants and adults alike in preventing skin irritation and rashes. Yet, if you or a loved one is suffering from ovarian cancer, its origin may have you perplexed. As it turns out, there may be a cause. Could Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder result in your cancer diagnosis?
At the onset, it might seem innocent enough. However, there’s something that you might not know: Johnson and Johnson’s active ingredient, talc, is used for many purposes in many industries, Amazingly, this includes paper making, plastic, paint and coatings, rubber, food, electric cable, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and ceramics.
But millions of Americans use talcum powder every day, right? So, what’s the harm? More and more woman have been answering that question, and according to at least one medical journal, there appears to be a link between ovarian cancer and other types of serious long-term health issues from these product that is used by so many across America.
From the Emergency Room to The Courtroom
Thousands of women have joined lawsuits against the leading talcum powder manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, claiming their product gave them ovarian cancer. The first was tried in South Dakota in 2013, and since then, more than 5,000 plaintiffs from across the United States have joined the fight. The company has already paid out billions of dollars in damages, including a landmark $4.7 billion verdict handed down from a judge in 2018 in a case brought forward by 22 Missouri women.
What may be more important to you and other New Jersey plaintiffs, however, is the $37.3 million verdict issued in New Jersey. Notably, the case also calls for a punitive damages phase to call. This means punishing the corporate giant for its actions.
We Want to Help
More than likely, you’ve seen the commercials associating mesothelioma with asbestos exposure. Would it come as a surprise that this can also be a consequence of using Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder? The whole concept might seem absolutely absurd. Unfortunately, it’s a reality.
When it comes to evaluating whether your potentially terminal health issues are related to the use of talcum powder, we want to help you. Keep in mind that this is a time-sensitive matter.
Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today to discuss your case, and what we can do for you. We will thoroughly explore your options and what course of action to pursue, going forward.