Baby Powder Cancer Verdict Attract Solicitor's Attention in England
The word of multi-million dollar jury awards against Johnson's Baby Powder has caught the attention of solicitors in England and throughout the continent or Europe
Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Not only has the asbestos contamination of Johnson's Baby Powder opened a new front of potential lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson, lawyers for women dying of ovarian cancer in Europe have also gotten the word. In the aftermath of two multi-million dollar jury awards in favor of plaintiffs claiming that Johnson's Baby Powder contains asbestos that caused their lung cancer, plaintiffs and lawyers (solicitors) in England are following suit. Women in England are warned that Johnson's Baby Powder can cause ovarian and lung cancer and teenagers in England are being advised not to use the product.
Attorneys called "solicitors" in England are citing the thousands of lawsuits that have been filed against Johnson & Johnson by women claiming that the daily use of Johnson's Baby Powder caused their ovarian cancer and by others that allege talc contains asbestos, a known deadly carcinogenic. Over 7000 cases of ovarian cancer are reported in the UK every year. While the science supporting the claim that baby powder causes cancer is not conclusive, studies appear to indicate that using talc-based baby powder consistently for a decade or more increases a woman's risk of contracting ovarian cancer by around 30%. Women in England are being advised to stop using talcum powder until more conclusive testing is completed. (1)
In support of the enormous monetary jury awards, Johnson & Johnson scientists and executives are increasingly being accused of covering up what they knew for decades about the cancer-causing side effect of its talc-based cosmetic products including baby powder. The jury cited above that awarded Joanne Anderson $25.7 million in compensatory and punitive damages found that company lawyers were fearful of the consequences, "down the road" when Johnson's Baby Powder's talc asbestos contamination eventually became public. The Jury requested that the judge at the trial to order Johnson & Johnson place a cancer warning label on bottles of Johnson's Baby Powder to alert consumers of the cancer risks they had just been made aware of, and as punishment to the company. The jury came away believing that Johnson's Baby Powder was contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos. The judge refused the jury's request that Johnson & Johnson add a warning label to baby powder on the grounds that requiring such was beyond the scope of the court, however, the request send a clear message to others that the legal system in the US is serious about the scope of this problem and that Johnson & Johnson are playing with fire if they continue to refuse to warn consumers. (2)
If you have contracted ovarian or lung cancer or have had a relative die from either of those deadly diseases as a result of a lifetime of using Johnson's Baby Powder you may be well-advised to seek the advice of a knowledgeable Johnson's Baby Powder cancer lawyer to determine if you can do as thousands of others have done and file a claim against the company.