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Talcum Powder Dangers Launch Lawsuits

Talcum Powder Dangers Launch Lawsuits

There are still over a thousand pending claims against Johnson & Johnson. The plaintiffs are women across the country, who have developed ovarian cancer, and they claim it’s because of their daily use of talc products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. Juries have already ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay millions to plaintiffs. The American people are shocked to learn the risks of cancer from using talcum powder as feminine hygiene. Johnson & Johnson concealed the truth and choose not to warn the public of the link between ovarian cancer and the use of talc products. No longer can consumers assume companies choose healthy ingredients for personal care items or that companies would warn their customers of known health risks.

Change is needed in the health & beauty industry to protect consumers from toxic ingredients. Currently, the Cosmetics Ingredient Review Panel is responsible for deciding whether ingredients are safe for personal care products. If the agency finds that an ingredient is harmful or toxic, U.S. companies are free to ignore their scientific recommendations. The Johnson & Johnson talcum powder debacle has finally pushed Congress to consider updating the antiquated 1938 cosmetics laws. This law has loosely regulated the U.S. cosmetics industry which includes personal care products for the face and body. The Personal Care Products Safety Act of 2015 could help protect consumers from using products with harmful ingredients, allowing FDA to regulate the cosmetics industry. Consumers are calling for greater safety standards and better disclosure provisions.

If your use of a personal care product resulted in an injury, contact St. Louis’ best product liability attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth. Attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, are experts in product liability law and will fight to hold the manufacturer accountable for the injuries you sustained. The recent verdicts occurred in St. Louis where we are located, providing us access to the some of the best courts. Contact us today for a free consultation.


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