Late last month, a jury in Los Angeles ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay out a record $417 million to a woman who sued the pharmaceutical giant claiming that using their baby powder had led to her developing cancer.
Does Using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder Cause Cancer?
Johnson & Johnson has been facing allegations that the talc in its baby powder causes women to suffer ovarian cancer if they regularly use it for feminine hygiene. In her lawsuit, the woman in this case accused Johnson & Johnson of failing to properly warn people about the cancer risks associated with the talcum powder in its baby powder.
The woman claims she used Johnson & Johnson regularly for feminine hygiene from the 1950s through 2016. She developed ovarian cancer in 2007. According to her attorney, the woman is dying and hopes the lawsuit will force Johnson & Johnson to put better warnings on its products. In addition, she hopes the verdict will help pave the way for other baby powder cancer victims to hold Johnson & Johnson accountable.
Who Can Help Me If I Developed Cancer from Using Baby Powder?
If you or someone you love developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder, you should speak with the experienced product defect attorneys at Riddle & Brantley. Even if you are not sure you want to file a lawsuit, you need to know your legal rights, whether you have a case and what the best options are for you and your family moving forward. Our injury lawyers will meet with you for free, analyze your situation, tell you whether you have a valid claim and answer any questions you have about the legal process.
The Raleigh personal injury attorneys at Riddle & Brantley have decades of experience successfully fighting for justice for men, women and children who were injured due to the negligence of another person or business in North Carolina.