Many people in the Sacramento area have used baby powder throughout their lives. Baby powder has been sold to consumers for decades and has been promoted as a necessity for babies and adults alike. But the reality is that the talcum powder was actually a dangerous product that has severely injured and even killed many Americans.
The end of talc-based baby powder in the U.S.
Recently Johnson & Johnson announced that they will no longer be making talc-based baby powder. The company has defended its products for decades despite the thousands of lawsuits it has faced from consumers who have been harmed. Talc-based baby powder will continue to be sold in other parts of the world while the U.S. market will have baby powder made with cornstarch.
Researchers have shown that the talc-based powder had asbestos in it, which thousands of women claim they did not know about. Many of these women have since been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
When dangerous products have devastating results
When a consumer uses a product that they purchase on store shelves, they assume it will be safe and do what it is supposed to do. Most of the time, companies go through stringent testing to make sure that their product is safe and effective. But occasionally dangerous products hit the shelves, causing unexpected injuries to consumers. If a person believes they are the victim of a dangerous product they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in product liability law. An attorney can investigate what happened to cause the injury and help get their clients the answers they deserve. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
A defective product can unexpectedly seriously injure or even kill a person. It is important to hold a company responsible for their negligence so that they don’t harm anyone else.