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Aveeno Sunscreen Lawsuit: Benzene Cancer Claims

Aveeno sunscreen lawsuits are being considered by potential plaintiffs across the country in the wake of the Johnson & Johnson sunscreen recall, in which the company warned that benzene in certain suncreens may increase the risk of cancer.

Aveeno Sunscreen Lawsuit - Riddle & BrantleySpray-on sunscreens marketed both the Aveeno and Neutrogena brands were included in the recall.

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer after using Aveeno sunscreen, you may qualify for an Aveeno sunscreen lawsuit and be entitled to compensation. 

There is no obligation, and we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover compensation for you in your Aveeno lawsuit, you won’t pay any attorney fees.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your Aveeno sunscreen cancer claim.

Aveeno Sunscreen Lawsuits Consolidated in MDL

IMPORTANT: Aveeno sunscreen lawsuits have been consolidated into multi-district litigation in the Southern District of Florida. This means that the legal process, including evidence discovery and “bellwether” trials will be streamlined. Claims remain individual, however, and potential settlements will be determined by the unique facts and circumstances of each case (however, no settlements or verdicts are guaranteed). Potential defendants, including Johnson & Johnson, strongly deny any alleged negligence and/or wrongdoing. However, we are actively investigating these claims and are ready to represent potential victims. 

Does Aveeno Sunscreen Cause Cancer?

In a July 2021 recall, Johnson & Johnson announced that certain Aveeno sunscreens may contain benzene, a known carcinogen. Other sunscreen brands that have been found to contain benzene by independent lab testing include Neutrogena, Banana Boat, Sun Bum, CVS Health, TopCare Everyday, EltaMD, Goodsense, Raw Elements, Walgreens, Babyganics, Coppertone, and more.

Independent lab tests have confirmed the presence of the cancer-causing chemical benzene in samples of certain Aveeno sunscreens (as well as other brands of sunscreen).

Johnson & Johnson has recalled specific Aveeno sunscreen products based on the potential cancer risk. In a statement announcing the recall, the company said that benzene “could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure.” 

Numerous scientific organizations and government agencies have classified benzene (the chemical found in certain Aveeno suncreens and other sunscreen products) as a carcinogen, meaning that it can cause cancer. These entities include:

“Do I Qualify for an Aveeno Sunscreen Lawsuit?”

Our product liability lawyers are actively investigating claims that certain Aveeno sunscreens (along with other brands of sunscreen) may cause cancer due to the presence of benzene in these products.

In order to qualify for an Aveeno sunscreen lawsuit (or a lawsuit concerning a different brand of sunscreen), you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have used a qualifying sunscreen or after-sun care product, including:
    • Aveeno Protect & Refresh Spray
    • Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Weightless, SPF 100+
    • Neutrogena Ultra-Sheer Weightless, SPF 70
    • Sun Bum Cool Down Gel
    • Neutrogena Beach Defense Oil-Free Body Spray, SPF 100
    • CVS Health After-Sun Aloe Vera Soothing Spray
    • Neutrogena Beach Defense Body Spray, SPF 50
    • Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum, SPF 60+
    • Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel
  • Must have used the qualifying sunscreen or after-sun care product regularly (at least a full year, 3-4 times per week)
  • Must have been diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
    • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
    • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)
    • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)
    • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
    • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
    • Multiple Myeloma
    • Aplastic Anemia

Does Aveeno Sunscreen Cause Cancer - Riddle & BrantleyIMPORTANT: Other sunscreen brands may also qualify for a claim or lawsuit, depending on the facts and circumstances. For more information, please visit our Neutrogena sunscreen lawsuits page and general sunscreen lawsuits page. Based on the evidence available and current research, however, our attorneys are especially focused on cancer claims involving Aveeno and Neutrogena sunscreens.

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation concerning a potential Aveeno sunscreen lawsuit, please call 1-800-525-7111 or complete the fast and easy form below.

There is no obligation, and we don’t get paid unless you do. If we don’t recover compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees. It’s as simple as that.

Call 1-800-525-7111 and let an experienced sunscreen lawsuit attorney review your claim.

Why Riddle & Brantley?

Since 1985, our experienced trial attorneys have been fighting for justice on behalf of those injured due to others’ negligence. We are committed to holding manufacturers accountable if their sunscreen products are determined to have caused cancer. We fight tirelessly for our clients, and have recovered more than $600 million in combined compensation for our deserving clients since 2000 alone (see disclaimer below).

“This settlement changed me and my family’s lives.”

Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

Don’t wait — the longer you wait to contact a benzene lawsuit attorney, the harder it may be to prove your case and recover the compensation you deserve. Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.

Justice Counts, and we are ready to help however we can.


*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.