Benzene Sunscreen Lawyers
For decades, the public has been urged to wear sunscreen to help prevent cancer. Sadly, researchers have uncovered the presence of benzene, a known carcinogen, in many widely available sunscreens, resulting in a mass scare over the potential dangers for users of those sunscreen brands.
The benzene sunscreen lawsuit attorneys at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough are now accepting inquiries regarding legal action against the makers of benzene-contaminated sunscreen, including Johnson & Johnson.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with blood disease, leukemia, or lymphoma after using a benzene-contaminated sunscreen, contact our attorneys today to schedule a free case assessment.
Which Johnson & Johnson Sunscreens Are Being Recalled?
Though researchers have determined that many brands of popular sunscreen are contaminated with benzene, one of the highest profile manufacturers is Johnson & Johnson, which has recently recalled several of its sunscreen products.
All the recalled Johnson & Johnson products are sold in aerosol cans. They include:
- Aveeno Protect + Refresh
- Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen
- CoolDry Sport aerosol sunscreen
- Invisible Daily Defense aerosol sunscreen
- UltraSheer aerosol sunscreen
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this recall also includes all variations of these aerosol sunscreen products, including those in different size cans and levels of sun protection factor (SPF).
Johnson & Johnson Products Aren’t the Only Ones Containing Benzene
In May 2021, Valisure, a Connecticut-based laboratory and pharmacy, analyzed nearly 300 batches of sunscreen from 69 different companies and discovered that 78 sunscreen and after-sun care products contained benzene.
After their findings were released, Valisure’s citizen petition urged the FDA to recall 40 products containing high levels of the carcinogen. The brands named in the petition include Neutrogena, Sun Bum, CVS Health and Fruit of the Earth, according to USA Today.
The Dangers of Benzene Exposure
Long-term benzene exposure been linked to leukemia, which is a type of cancer affecting blood-forming organs.
For those who were exposed to low doses of benzene over longer periods of time, like people who applied benzene-contaminated sunscreen, symptoms of benzene-exposure might initially be more subtle but gradually worsen over time. Symptoms include tremors, headaches, and rapid or irregular heartbeats.
Long-term effects of benzene exposure include damage to a person’s bone marrow and a decrease in red blood cells. This might take the form of anemia and excessive bleeding. It might also result in an increased likelihood of infections.
As more information comes to light, we’ll likely continue to learn much more about the connections between benzene-contaminated sunscreen and these health effects. If you’ve suffered any of the above symptoms after using a sunscreen containing benzene, consider speaking to a doctor and contacting our benzene sunscreen attorneys right away.
Why File a Lawsuit Against Sunscreen Manufacturers?
Manufacturers have an obligation to consumers to ensure that their products are safe to use and clearly labeled with any potential risks. The makers of benzene-contaminated sunscreen obviously didn’t do their due diligence ensuring consumers’ safety.
The effects of benzene can be painful and costly, potentially resulting in medical expenses, lost income, pain, and suffering. When a manufacturer’s defective product causes consumers harm, they can be held accountable through product liability claims.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’ve built a reputation as fierce advocates for victims of defective products. We fight to make sure that manufacturers are held accountable for the damages they cause our clients.
Contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Today
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with blood disease, leukemia, or lymphoma after using a contaminated sunscreen, contact our benzene lawsuit attorneys today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.