Sunscreen Recall Lawsuits

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Sunscreen cancer claims are being consolidated to a special MDL court. Those who have suffering the following injuries should inquire:

  • Leukaemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
  • Amyloidosis.

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On July 14, 2021, Johnson & Johnson announced a nationwide recall of five aerosol sunscreen products after an independent study found unsafe levels of the carcinogen benzene in some samples.

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Popular Sunscreens Linked to Cancer & Other Illnesses

The recall involves the following Johnson & Johnson-made sunscreens:

  • Neutrogena Beach Defense aerosol
  • Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport aerosol
  • Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense aerosol
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer aerosol
  • Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol.

It’s important to note however, the independent study triggering the recall also found benzene in 68 other spray and lotion sun products made by Neutrogena, Aveeno, Sun Bum and CVS. The complete list is available here.

Benzene is a known carcinogen that has been linked to cancer,most notably blood cancers including:

  • Leukaemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
  • Amyloidosis.

Unfortunately, sunscreen manufacturers may have known about these benzene risks for some time but have not properly warned consumers. Therefore, they could owe substantial financial damages to those affected.

Do I Qualify for a Sunscreen Recall Lawsuit?

While the official Johnson & Johnson sunscreen recall only lists five Neutrogena and Aveeno products, the May 2021 Valisure study that prompted the recall found unsafe benzene levels in 78 suncare products.

If you or a loved one used the recalled Neutrogena, Aveeno or other sunscreens listed in the Valisure report and developed any of the following, you may qualify for a lawsuit:

  • Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS)
  • Amyloidosis.

These sunscreens were marketed to protect consumers from various skin cancers, but instead may have put them at risk for more serious blood cancers. 

Lawyers also question whether the makers of these suncare products knew about the risks of cancer from previous studies, but did not issue a recall until forced to do so by recent news. 

Already, lawyers have filed a Sunscreen Recall Class Action lawsuit for consumer monetary losses and are investigating a consolidated multidistrict litigation (MDL) lawsuit venue for more serious claims of cancer from these dangerous products. 

Those who develop cancer may be entitled to substantial compensation to cover medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering. To learn more or speak directly with an attorney about your case, contact us today.

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Timeline of Sunscreen Lawsuits

Latest Information on the Benzene Sunscreen Litigation

Jul 14
Johnson & Johnson issues nationwide recall of five Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreens listed in Valisure benzene report.
May 25
Independent researchers at Valisure publish study detecting dangerous amounts of benzene in 78 different brands of sunscreens.
May 24
Valisure researchers petition the FDA Commissioner to revise regulations, issue recalls and review current industry guidelines ahead of publishing study finding benzene in numerous sunscreen products.
Study finds long-term exposure to any amount of benzene greater than zero is unsafe.
The first commercial sunscreen in the world is invented by Australian chemist H.A. Milton Blake, using the UV filter Phenyl salicylate and launched by Hamilton Laboratories.
Benzene exposure is first linked to a blood disorder after researchers at the University of Stockholm study nine women working in a rubber tire factory.

Is there a Sunscreen Recall Class Action Lawsuit?

Yes. Lawyers have already filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of financial victims of the sunscreen recall and are expected to begin filing individual injury cases on behalf of cancer victims in a consolidated federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) court.

It’s important for consumers to know the difference between these types of sunscreen lawsuits and which one may better fit your case.

The Johnson & Johnson Sunscreen Class Action Lawsuit (Dominguez, Meijer et al. v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.), filed on July 15th in California, is designed to reimburse consumers who suffered monetary damage as a result of the sunscreen recall, but did not suffer injury. 

For those who developed cancer, leukemia or other blood cancers from their sunscreens, individual lawsuits can be filed in the appropriate district, then consolidated with other similar cases in a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) court. 

The multidistrict litigation (MDL) lawsuits are usually much more beneficial for victims than class action lawsuits. For class action lawsuits, lawyers gather thousands of participants who must share whatever amount is awarded.  

However, individual plaintiffs with serious injuries in a MDL lawsuit are able to select their own lawyer, exercise more control over their case and whether it settles, and reap higher award amounts for their separate lawsuit. 

DrugNews works only with lawyers that have served on numerous MDL Steering Committees and are integrally involved in the sunscreen cancer litigation. Contact us to speak directly with a lawyer at no cost today. 

Choosing a Sunscreen Cancer Lawyer

If you or a loved one developed cancer, leukemia or other blood diseases after using a recalled sunscreen, it’s important to have your case examined by a legal expert to see if you are entitled to compensation.

Our qualified product injury lawyers will fully investigate your case, reviewing medical records, safety warnings and recent studies that your doctor may not normally discuss.  

Most states allow you several years to file a lawsuit after you suffer an injury or discover it may be linked to a dangerous product. However, you should begin the process as early as possible to make sure your lawyer has time to get necessary records and prepare your case.  

DrugNews works only with attorneys and law firms that have successfully handled tens of thousands of lawsuits involving injury or death from dangerous drugs and products. And, you can speak directly with a lawyer or patient advocate today, so you’ll be able to decide if you want to proceed.  

We make it easy to get help, find out what your case is worth, and quickly file a claim. Our service is offered at no cost, and you won’t pay anything to your attorney unless you receive an award. Also, our lawyers can handle most aspects of your case without you ever leaving your home.  

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