Benzene Sunscreen Class Action
Connecticut Class Action Attorneys Working for You
Several major product manufacturers and distributors are facing a wave of individual lawsuits and class action lawsuits after it was revealed that certain sunscreen products with high levels of benzene could potentially cause cancer and leukemia. Aveeno and Neutrogena are among the most notable brands that have been slated for recall. Johnson & Johnson (J&J) owns both brands.
Carter Mario Law Firm is currently hearing from people across Connecticut who might have legal grounds to start or join a benzene sunscreen lawsuit. You might be able to join a class action if you have been diagnosed with cancer since using unsafe sunscreen, but even consumers who have not could have a claim. In such cases, it is often enough to have simply purchased the dangerous product.
J&J aerosol sunscreen products that have been recalled for unsafe benzene levels include:
- Aveeno Protect + Refresh
- Neutrogena Beach Defense®
- Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer®
- Neutrogena Invisible Daily™
Find out today if you should be suing for damages after using an unsafe sunscreen product with high levels of benzene. Start by dialing (203) 876-2711 and requesting a free consultation with our Connecticut class action law firm. Be sure to ask about our Carter Mario 8-Point Guarantee!
Why is Benzene Dangerous?
The recalled aerosol sunscreen products were found to have benzene levels that exceed what is considered a safe amount for its intended application. The recall began after a third party, not J&J, analyzed the chemical components of dozens of sunscreens, which revealed that there were unsafe levels in many of them, including brands from major corporations.
Benzene is a carcinogen or cancer-causing substance, as labeled by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the World Health Organization (WHO), and other safety associations. The aerosolized forms of sunscreen with high benzene concentrations appear to be the most dangerous because microscopic particles of the product can be unintentionally inhaled. With repeated use and accidental inhalations, the benzene present in the products can begin to cause various forms of cancer.
Inhaled benzene sunscreen has been linked to:
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)
If you have used aerosolized sunscreen products frequently and have begun experiencing unexplained symptoms, like chronic fatigue, fevers, and infections, then it could be the first sign of leukemia. Please see a trusted medical professional as soon as possible for a check-up and diagnosis.
Why the Sunscreen Makers are Liable
J&J, Neutrogena, Aveeno, and others are already dealing with lawsuits filed against them for selling sunscreen products with unsafe levels of benzene. It is believed that courts will soon approve of multi-district litigation (MDL) or possibly the formation of a consumer class action. The base of these lawsuits is rooted in product liability laws, as well as corporate negligence accusations.
Causes of action to be cited in a benzene sunscreen lawsuit might include:
- Unsafe or defective product design
- Failure to warn consumers
- Gross negligence
- Fraudulent misrepresentation of the product
On these grounds, the plaintiffs can seek various damages, such as those related to their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Let our attorneys calculate your damages for you, so you can know that you are seeking a fair amount in your lawsuit.
Learn More About Your Benzene Sunscreen Case
Carter Mario Law Firm in Connecticut can help you get a full understanding of your legal options if you have used unsafe benzene sunscreen and were diagnosed with leukemia or another form of cancer. We are investigating this unfolding situation to stay atop any important developments that could benefit your case. You can trust our team to manage your claim or lawsuit, even if it should become a part of a larger class action lawsuit.
Let’s discuss your sunscreen lawsuit. Call (203) 876-2711 now.