A baby powder attorney notes that Johnson & Johnson has again found itself paying considerable damages to women who say they were never warned about these risks and developed ovarian cancer as a result. The American Cancer Society is urging women to seek cornstarch-based alternatives. Affected women and their families may be able to recover damages for their injuries with the help of a talcum powder lawsuit attorney.
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Some Women Claim Long-Term Baby Powder Use Led to Ovarian Cancer
Consumer giant Johnson & Johnson’s talcum baby powder has been the center of controversy for years, with many women claiming that long-term use of the product caused them to develop ovarian cancer. According to The Huffington Post, women who use talc powder for feminine hygiene are being urged to heed the advice of the American Cancer Society and switch to cornstarch-based alternatives, although little scientific research current exists to either back up or refute these claims.
The lack of research is largely attributed to the fact that the product is not considered a “drug,” meaning formal clinical trials have never been conducted to ensure it is safe for long-term use. Thus, any existing data is based upon users’ own recollections about how much of the product they used and how frequently, and it may therefore prove unreliable. Though science has yet to deliver concrete answers, three lawsuits have resulted in verdicts totaling almost $200 million in damages after the company allegedly concealed critical information about the safety of the product.
How a Baby Powder Attorney Can Help
Product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by talcum powder may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
- Pain and Suffering
The families of those killed by a defective product may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
If the actions of the product maker are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
Women who have developed cancer after using talcum powder are encouraged to speak to a baby powder attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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