Asbestos is a substance that was once used regularly for a variety of products and in numerous areas. As time passed, it became clear that it led to people being at risk for illnesses and conditions that could be deadly. When it is discovered that companies are still putting asbestos in their products and the public is unaware of it, people who use these products are placed at risk of mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung problems and more. In some cases, the companies in question are accused of hiding the presence of asbestos in their products. When this has happened, those in Ohio who believe they might have been subjected to a negative impact because of it should understand their rights to a legal filing for compensation over asbestos-related illness.
A new report says that Johnson & Johnson was aware of asbestos being present it is baby powder. It is alleged that the company did not tell the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that there were three tests conducted in the early-to-mid 1970s that showed asbestos was present. One stated that it had levels that were deemed "rather high." This information was related in the company's internal documents. Johnson & Johnson is disputing the report.
There were many sources referenced in the report including internal reports, legal documents and company memos. There is an ongoing lawsuit asserting that the plaintiffs got cancer because of the asbestos in the talcum powder. Asbestos being present in the talcum powder was mentioned in consulting lab tests as far back as the late-1950s. There were other reports stating this up until the early-2000s. This while the company told the FDA that there was no asbestos in the tests in 1976. The company's internal tests have not found the substance, but they are said to have tested only a small amount of their product.
It is important for people who believe they are suffering from the ill-effects of asbestos exposure to understand exactly what the litany of issues can do to their quality of life, hinder their ability to function normally, make it necessary to undergo medical treatment, and even lose their lives. Any disease or condition from asbestos exposure is dangerous and difficult to treat. Those who know they have asbestos-related illness or may want to consult with a law firm experienced in these cases in order to take the necessary steps for a legal filing if appropriate.