My 10 year old boy was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic Leukemia at 2 1/2 years old. He had aggressive chemotherapy for 4 years and is now in remission.
I was reading an article that Johnson & Johnson products admits that some of their products cause cancer/Leukemia.
My son was young and all I used was Johnson &Johnson shampoo, body wash , lotion, baby powder as well as the Aveeno oatmeal and creamy body wash because he had eczema on his cheek/chin.
I suggest you directly consult with a product liability lawyer without delay. He or she can investigate the màtter and properly advise you on how to proceed. Time is of the essense.
The information provided is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to legal issues commonly encountered. The information is not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or current. I make no warranty, expressed or implied, about the accuracy or reliability of the information. You should not act or rely on any information at above without seeking the advice of an attorney. The determination of whether you need legal services and your choice of a lawyer are very important matters that should not be based on websites or advertisement
I am sorry to hear about your son. I am aware of potential class action cases involving talcum powder against J&J but I do not know of any for the shampoo products you mentioned.
Class actions are for a large number of people injured. Class action cases are largely driven by law firms and the individuals' collective will may get lost in the shuffle. ASSUMING THERE IS CAUSAL CONNECTION between the disease and the product, you can file an individual claim. Under those circumstances you do not need to file a class action lawsuit to get compensation for your son. (Note, if there IS a class action claim already pending, you should act quickly, because class action cases can preclude someone from bringing an individual claim and require them to participate in the class).
You should check with a local qualified law firm that does product liability cases. They should be able to answer the question of whether you have an individual and/or class action case.
All information provided is for informational and educational purposes only. No attorney client relationship has been formed or should be inferred.
Search for existing class actions which you could join. Google may be the best tool for same.
I am sorry to learn of your son's great difficulties it. There already is a class action lawsuit under way against Johnson & Johnson for their talc products. If you do some Internet research, you should be able to locate the firm or firms involved.
Legal Disclaimer: If this information has been helpful, please indicate below. Mr. Lundeen is licensed to practice law in Florida and Vermont. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter within the question. Oftentimes the question does not include significant and important facts and timelines that, if known, could significantly change the reply and make it unsuitable. Mr. Lundeen strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney in your state in order to ensure proper advice is received.
In my opinion, that would be incredibly hard to prove, Johnson & Johnson's reported admission notwithstanding. You would have to prove that their products caused your sons illness. Leukemia can have different origins, and from what I understand, not all is fully known to science. For example, gasoline has compounds that have been so linked, as well as other chemicals. Of course genetic factors must be taken into consideration. While it is true that there have been some very tough cases that have been successful, that's what makes them so noteworthy. Finally, the term "class action" refers to a large group of people all suing together, and there are many complications associated with that as well.
Sign up to receive a 3-part series of useful information and advice about personal injury law.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline