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
- 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) 806-9256 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) 806-9256 now.