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AAJ Commends House Subcommittee for Highlighting Danger of Carcinogenic Talc in Cosmetics

The American Association for Justice commends the U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy for its exemplary work on behalf of the public in “shining light on the danger of carcinogenic cosmetics.” A panel of victims, family members, and experts attended a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on March 12, 2019 in response to a House request for testimony on the risks of using products containing talc, such as baby powder and makeup. “Subcommittee members and witnesses discussed the science linking talc to cancer, and the need for corporations like Johnson & Johnson to finally take steps to protect and educate American consumers who use their products that contain carcinogens,” notes the AAJ in a released statement.

Among those testifying was Marvin Salter, whose mother developed ovarian cancer and passed away after using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for most of her life. Marvin assured the Subcommittee that “she would have stopped using the product had she known the risks.”

Linda Lipsen, CEO of the American Association for Justice noted, “Today’s hearing is an important first step toward creating true public awareness about the dangerous products many of us currently have in our homes and use on our bodies. For decades, corporations have gone to great lengths to keep these dangers hidden, but thanks to litigation and renewed efforts by this Congress, more Americans will understand both the danger of talc and also its prevalence in items many assumed were safe.”

Lieff Cabraser represents women who believe their ovarian cancer was caused by long-term use of talc products containing undisclosed lethal asbestos.  Lieff Cabraser lawyer Tiseme Zegeye has released a video discussing alleged connections between regular use of talcum powder and ovarian cancer. The video includes information on lawsuits filed by injured women against Johnson & Johnson, as well as guidance on how injured women can contact Ms. Zegeye and other Lieff Cabraser lawyers for help with their potential cases against J&J.

Contact a Talc Injury Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser

If you, a friend, or a family member are a long-time (6 years or more) user of talcum powder products made by Johnson & Johnson or another talc product manufacturer, and have received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer, you have the right to seek fair compensation. Please call us today at 1 800 541-7358 or visit our Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Injuries page to contact Wendy Fleishman or Tiseme Zegeye about your talc injury case.

We will help you gather the information and file the claims needed to seek recompense for any injuries, suffering, or related harm, and we will review your claim for free, confidentially, and with no obligation on your part.