Mesothelioma victims have taken aim at Johnson & Johnson over its involvement in the asbestos-tainted talcum powder saga.
The victims are filing lawsuits against the company, accusing it of allegedly exposing them to asbestos-tainted talcum powder products. The lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson knew about the dangers of asbestos contamination in its talcum powder products for decades, but failed to warn consumers.
The lawsuits are being filed by individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive type of cancer that is linked to asbestos exposure. The lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson knew that its talcum powder products contained asbestos and failed to warn consumers of the potential danger.
The lawsuits allege that Johnson & Johnson has been aware of the dangers of asbestos since the 1970s but failed to take any action. The company allegedly continued to market and sell its talcum powder products without warning consumers of the potential risks.
The lawsuits also allege that Johnson & Johnson has refused to disclose the presence of asbestos in its talcum powder products, even after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested testing of the products in October 2019.
The victims are seeking damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. They also want Johnson & Johnson to be held accountable for the alleged negligence and cover the costs of their medical care.
The talcum powder cases are the latest in a series of lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson over its allegedly unsafe products. The company has been hit with lawsuits over its baby powder products, which are also alleged to contain asbestos, and other products such as its transvaginal mesh implants and artificial hips.
The mesothelioma victims are hoping that their lawsuits will bring attention to Johnson & Johnson’s alleged negligence and help to ensure that the company takes responsibility for the harm its products have caused.