Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder
Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is a well-known company that has been in business for over 130 years. In 1894, Johnson & Johnson created their first baby powder product made of crushed talc. However, when talc is mined, asbestos fibers can accidently become mixed in. This is because talc and asbestos naturally grow in the same areas.
Asbestos exposure is extremely dangerous to humans and can cause lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and a rare and deadly form of lung cancer, mesothelioma. Current research suggests the only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos fibers.
As a result, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson. Johnson & Johnson’s executives have consistently denied that their products contain asbestos. However, in 2017, documents exposed Johnson & Johnson for lying about asbestos found in their talcum powder products. In fact, J&J executives knew about the asbestos liabilities as early as the 1960s.
IF YOU, OR A LOVED ONE, DEVELOPED A SERIOUS ILLNESS OR CANCER AS A RESULT OF BEING EXPOSED TO CONTAMINATED TALCUM POWDER, CONTACT THE DIETRICH LAW FIRM P.C.’S TEAM OF TALCUM POWDER CANCER INJURY LAWYERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AT 716-839-3939 SO THAT WE CAN INVESTIGATE YOUR CLAIM.
Jed Dietrich, Esq. has been practicing law since 1999 and he is recognized as a Top Three Personal Injury Lawyer in Buffalo 2020 and a Best Attorney of America. Our experienced Johnson & Johnson talcum powder injury lawyers of Buffalo, New York will research your claim and fight to obtain the compensation you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced personal injury attorneys have collected in excess of $150,000,000 on behalf of clients in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York and throughout New York State. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today for a free consultation regarding your contaminated talcum powder claim at 716-839-3939.
1894 – J&J began producing talc-based baby powder.
1950s – J&J discovered that the talc from their main source contained tremolite—a type of asbestos fiber.
1957-1958 – A consulting lab found “fibrous” and “needle-like” contaminants in Johnson & Johnson’s talc. Under a microscope, asbestos fibers are noted as being fibrous and needle-shaped.
1976-1975 – Three separate lab tests found asbestos in J&J talcum powder. One test was noted as having asbestos levels that were “rather high.”
1976 – The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) was evaluating what the limits on asbestos in cosmetic talc products should be. At that time, J&J assured the FDA that their talc was free of asbestos.
2000s – Reports by scientists at J&J and outside labs found “fiber form” and “rod” contaminants in the talc.
2017 – Unsealed documents revealed that J&J company executives were aware of asbestos liabilities in the 1970s.
2019 – The U.S. Justice Department began an investigation into Johnson & Johnson to determine if they purposely lied to the public about finding asbestos in their talc. They requested documentation for all past testing for asbestos contamination in the talc products.
WERE YOU DIAGNOSED WITH MESOTHELIOMA, LUNG CANCER, OVARIAN CANCER OR ANOTHER FORM OF CANCER AFTER EXPOSURE TO JOHNSON & JOHNSON TALCUM POWDER PRODUCTS?
CONTACT TALCUM POWDER INJURY ATTORNEY, JED DIETRICH, ESQ., AT 716-839-3939 FOR ZEALOUS REPRESENTATION FOR YOUR TALCUM POWDER INJURY CLAIM.
There are approximately 14,000 lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for talc related claims. The lawsuits claim that the use of J&J’s contaminated talc led to their cancer. The number of lawsuits is predicted to continue to increase as more cases are settled and more evidence is gathered. So far, Johnson & Johnson has paid out over $5 billion to plaintiffs with claims against J&J talcum powder products.
$300 million settlement to a woman who claimed her asbestos related cancer was because of J&J talc products. 2019.
$37.2 million settlement to four men who were all diagnosed with mesothelioma. Each of the men had been exposed to J&J products as children. 2019.
$29.4 million settlement to a woman who developed mesothelioma and used J&J talc in the 1960s and 1970s. 2019.
$4.7 billion settlement to 22 women who claimed their ovarian cancer was caused by the asbestos contamination in the company’s talc products. 2018.
$25.7 million settlement to a husband and wife who claimed J&J talc caused their mesothelioma. 2018.
$117 million settlement for husband and wife who developed mesothelioma after using J&J products from 1972 to 2003. 2018.
$55 million settlement to a woman who claimed that she developed ovarian cancer after using J&J baby powder and other talc products. 2018.
$72 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit for a woman who died from ovarian cancer after using talc powder for years. 2016.
If you, or a loved one, have used or been exposed to cosmetic talcum powder products and have been diagnosed with a serious illness or cancer, call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. at 716-839-3939. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his experienced team of attorneys and staff will aggressively and tenaciously fight to get you the compensation that you and your families deserve. Insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. at least $1,000,000.00, or more, over 33 times to compensate his clients for their serious personal injuries. Call now and our experienced contaminated talcum powder cancer injury attorneys of Buffalo, New York will review your claim for free.
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