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Who is Liable for Cancer Potentially Caused by Talcum Powder?

Representing clients in talcum powder cancer claims, Riddle & Brantley’s experienced baby powder cancer lawyers are often asked, “Who is liable in a talcum powder cancer claim?”

The answer can be complicated, but in short, Johnson & Johnson is allegedly liable for cancers potentially caused by asbestos-contaminated talc-based baby powder.

In this blog post, we’ll examine the question, “Who is liable in baby powder cancer claims and lawsuits?”, and explore what potential victims can do if they believe their cancer was caused by exposure to Johnson & Johnson talcum powder.

First, however, let’s review the history of cancer claims against Johnson & Johnson, and why the company may be liable for thousands of cancer diagnoses among those exposed to its talcum powder.

Talcum Powder Cancer Claims: A Brief Background

Who is liable for cancer potentially caused by talcum powder?

Who is Liable for Talcum Powder Cancer_ - Riddle & BrantleyFor decades, manufacturers and retailers of talc-based products have allegedly known about their products risk of contamination by asbestos, a dangerous substance that has been linked to ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, mesothelioma and other dangerous illnesses.

Despite warnings, FDA recalls, and multiple lawsuits, companies like Johnson & Johnson and others have continued to manufacture and sell talc-based products, potentially posing great risk to thousands of consumers.

Those that have been exposed to asbestos-contaminated talcum powder and later developed certain cancers may have grounds for a talcum powder lawsuit alleging that Johnson & Johnson is liable for cancers potentially caused by baby powder.

If you believe your ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma was caused by exposure to a Johnson & Johnson talc-based product, call 1-800-525-7111 today or fill out our convenient form for a FREE consultation.

The consultation is free and there are no upfront costs or attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive financial compensation.

Please call 1-800-525-7111 to speak with an experienced talcum powder cancer lawyer today.

History of Talcum Powder Lawsuits

A study published in March, 1971 reported a link between asbestos-contaminated talcum powder use and the later development of ovarian cancer in many women. This discovery led consumer advocate groups to raise the issue of contamination of talc-based products with asbestos to manufacturers. Manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson largely dismissed the claims, however, and continue to manufacture and distribute their talcum powder products for decades.

Connection Between Cancer and Baby Powder - Riddle & BrantleyThis dismissal of the risks potentially associated with these products has led many injured consumers to file lawsuits against these companies. In answer to the question, “Who is liable for talcum powder cancer claims?”, these plaintiffs allege that Johnson & Johnson is responsible.

As of 2020, more than 19,000 lawsuits have been brought against Johnson & Johnson, the leading manufacturer of talcum powder products, alleging a potential connection  between these products and the development of ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, and mesothelioma.

Who is Liable in a Talcum Powder Cancer Claim?

Holding manufacturers of asbestos-contaminated talcum powder (like Johnson & Johnson) accountable is the core focus of talcum powder cancer claims and lawsuits.

In May 2020, Imerys SA, the sole miner of talc for Johnson & Johnson, agreed to surrender its North American operations in order to settle over 14,000 cases linking talc mined by Imerys to asbestos-contaminated baby powder. It is alleged that asbestos in this baby powder caused cancer among thousands of women.

So while those that mine the asbestos-contaminated talc are being held accountable, what about the manufacturers and distributors who are using potentially contaminated talc in their products?

In other words, who is liable for cancer potentially caused by talcum powder? 

Johnson & Johnson & Potential Liability for Baby Powder Cancer

In July 2018, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $4.7 billion in settlements to 22 women who claimed that their use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

By May 2020, Johnson & Johnson ceased sales of its talcum powder baby powder in the United States and Canada due to decreased consumer demand as well as mounting lawsuits attempting to hold both Johnson & Johnson and its talc suppliers liable for talcum powder cancer claims.

So, is Johnson & Johnson liable for cancers allegedly caused by asbestos-contaminated talcum powder?

Thousands of baby powder lawsuits are making that claim.

At Riddle & Brantley, we believe manufacturers of potentially dangerous talcum powder products should be held liable for injuries possibly caused by contaminated baby powder.

If you believe that your ovarian cancer, endometrial ovarian cancer, or mesothelioma may have been caused by use of a talc-based Johnson & Johnson product, give us a call today at 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation to determine your eligibility for a talcum powder lawsuit.

“I believe Johnson & Johnson is liable for my cancer. What can I do to file a baby powder cancer claim or lawsuit?”

If you were a regular user of a Johnson & Johnson talcum powder product, such as the company’s popular baby powder, and you later developed any of the following cancers:

…you may be entitled to compensation. Johnson & Johnson has allegedly known of the risks associated with these products for decades and has continued to use unsafe practices that potentially put thousands of consumers at risk of developing dangerous cancers.

Affordable Talcum Powder Cancer Claim Lawyer - Riddle & BrantleyTo be clear, Johnson & Johnson may be liable for cancers allegedly caused by asbestos-contaminated baby powder.

And you may have a claim and be eligible for compensation.

The talcum powder lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience holding potentially negligent companies accountable for damages allegedly caused to people who use their products.

We review every case with careful attention and the claim investigation is always free.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today so we can review your eligibility for a talcum powder lawsuit alleging that Johnson & Johnson is liable for cancer potentially caused by contaminated baby powder.  

There are no attorney fees unless you receive compensation.

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Linda B., Riddle & Brantley client

For more than three decades, we have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and are ready to fight for you however we can if you have an eligible case (see disclaimer below).

“Is Johnson & Johnson liable for cancer potentially caused by asbestos-contaminated talcum powder?”

That’s what these claims allege and we are ready to help you seek justice and compensation however we can.

Call 1-800-525-7111 today and let’s review your claim. Justice Counts for those potentially injured due to allegedly dangerous baby powder.


*** 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.