Women with Ovarian Cancer File Claims Against Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Products
Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products are being pulled from sale in North America. More than 19,000 women, who stated long-term use of these products caused their ovarian or lung cancer, filed claims against the pharmaceutical giant. The company finally lost its battle to deny these statements.
Although Johnson & Johnson has long held steadfast in its statements that its products do not cause cancer, this healthcare product manufacturer is no longer battling this fight. The company is moving on from these allegations of ovarian cancer claims, and Johnson & Johnson is pulling its talc-infused products from store shelves throughout all of North America, including the United States and Canada.
While the company does not want to admit these assertions are true, it is paying out on many of the legally finalized claims. It should be noted that this healthcare giant is working hard to develop a vaccine for Covid-19, suggesting that it does care about the health and well-being of people. Johnson & Johnson has joined the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority in committing funds toward novel coronavirus vaccine research and development.
Nonetheless, the road ahead is not an easy one. Johnson & Johnson may have to prove that it isn’t a heartless corporation, especially after so many people have lost faith in this pharmaceutical giant. Sales have plummeted far ahead of the announcement that Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products, including Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, are no longer going to be sold in North America by this company.
Sales of Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Products to Stop in North America
Johnson & Johnson’s talc products are no longer going to be sold in stores located in North America. This list includes Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. The products are not being pulled from the stores, so you are going to continue to see talc products until they are sold out.
The decision was made in May of 2020, so you should begin to see fewer of these products on store shelves. However, Johnson & Johnson will continue to sell its cornstarch-based baby powder since it does not contain talc.
Why Are There So Many Ovarian Cancer Claims Against Johnson & Johnson?
Talc is obtained through a mining process that extracts this substance from the ground. Talc is often sourced from mines where asbestos is located. Therefore, much of the talc used in baby powder and other talc-based products contained asbestos as well.
The Dangers of the Asbestos Found in Talc Products
Asbestos occurs naturally in the ground. Asbestos has been determined to be a carcinogenic substance. This means that exposure to it can cause cancer. Numerous women who have used Johnson & Johnson’s talc products have developed ovarian or fallopian tube cancer.
Litigation is expected to continue for many years as new cases of cancer develop and the lives of more people are affected. As the world became more aware of the dangers of asbestos, particularly where the development of cancer is involved, ovarian cancer claims against Johnson & Johnson began to rise.
If you have ovarian cancer and have used Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Products consistently for four or more years, you may have the legal right to file a claim against Johnson & Johnson. Skilled representation can guide you through the legal process if you choose to take that option.