Johnson & Johnson has faced numerous lawsuits regarding their talcum baby powder, and their legal problems are not over. The company is now being federally investigated. One issue being investigated is whether Johnson & Johnson took steps to hide evidence that their product is linked to asbestos and ovarian cancer in females.
Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the company, with thousands of plaintiffs prevailing against the big company. Juries have awarded many verdicts to plaintiffs for damages they believed were caused by using Johnson & Johnson’s baby power. J&J’s baby powder contains carcinogens such as asbestos and talc. Approximately 13,000 people have sued the company for damages and harm they believe were as a direct result of using the talcum baby powder. Plaintiffs are speaking out against the company, expressing their concern of the product, their unfortunate and tragic experiences with J&J’s baby powder, and their hope that Johnson & Johnson will step up to the plate and take responsibility for the harm they have caused so many by allowing a product to be on the shelves that has cancer-causing agents in it. For years J&J denied that their product contained asbestos or caused cancer, however in December an internal company document indicates J&J was aware that their product contained small amounts of asbestos in the talc from the years 1971 to the early 2000s.
Big companies need to stop putting profit over people. If you or a family member has developed ovarian cancer that you believe was related to the use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder, call the Pfeifer Law Firm for a free consultation at 501-374-4440.