Neutrogena, Johnson & Johnson, and Aveeno are brands that have been named in benzene sunscreen lawsuits. These lawsuits state that these companies manufactured and sold products that contained high concentration of benzene. Benzene is a known human carcinogen, which can cause cancer, especially leukemia. Brands have recalled these sunscreens since then, but if you had used these products and have been diagnosed with leukemia, consider talking to a lawyer. Law firms are taking on such cases from all states, and a skilled personal injury attorney can offer a free evaluation of your Benzene sunscreen legal claim.
What is Benzene?
Benzene is a liquid used in many sectors, including plastic and rubber industries. When inhaled in high doses, benzene can cause nausea, headaches, tremors, and even death. Johnson & Johnson in June 20 had to recall five of their aerosol spray sunscreens, including NEUTROGENA Beach Defense, NEUTROGENA Invisible Daily, and AVEENO Protect + Refresh.
Who can file a benzene sunscreen lawsuit?
Anyone who has used any of the recalled sunscreens and have been diagnosed with leukemia may have a potential lawsuit. Keep in mind that these are separate lawsuits, which are not a part of class action. In other words, all plaintiffs will get separate settlements. All benzene sunscreen lawsuits will eventually join a multidistrict litigation, or MDL, which will accelerate the litigation process.
What is the current status of these lawsuits?
All benzene sunscreen lawsuits are in an early stage of litigation right now. The lawsuits claim that these sunblock products had defective design and manufacturing defect. Also, lawsuits state that the companies failed to warn the public about possible risks and side effects of products. Since there has been no hearing in Neutrogena sunscreen lawsuits, settlements are awaited. Lawyers are seeking maximum compensation for clients, including punitive damages.
How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?
Lawyers are taking Neutrogena sunscreen lawsuits on a contingency fee. This means that the plaintiff doesn’t pay the lawyer until a settlement has been received. In all states, there is limited time to bring personal injury lawsuits. If you believe that you have a case, meet an attorney as soon as possible. Lawyers can explain the contingency fee arrangement, which can vary between 20% and 40%, depending on the facts of the case.
Check websites like Avvo to find personal injury law firms that are accepting such lawsuits and ask for an appointment.