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The potential consequences of using dangerous medical products

Before individuals in Tennessee purchase a medical product, they may wish to gain a better understanding of the potential risks involved with its use. While manufacturers are required to list all risks or side effects associated with a product on the warning label, unfortunately, this doesn't always occur. Dangerous medical products can cause substantial harm to a person's health, and a recent lawsuit has been filed after a woman claimed that exposure to talcum powder left her with mesothelioma.

The woman was first diagnosed with mesothelioma, which is a form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, in 2016. According to the lawsuit, the woman was exposed to asbestos through the use of talcum powder manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. Nearly one year after her diagnosis, she reportedly passed away at the age of 30.

Although there has been evidence linking similar products to ovarian cancer, recent studies have also suggested that use of talcum powder can also lead to mesothelioma. The lawsuit states that there is evidence suggesting that the company either knew or should have known that exposure to asbestos was a potential risk associated with use of talcum powder. The lawsuit also states that the company has failed to inform consumers of this risk.

Dangerous medical products can create a variety of medical conditions that could prompt a need for lifelong treatment, or in some cases, the consequences could prove fatal. Those who suffer severe harm or loss under similar circumstances could choose to speak with an attorney for guidance in pursuing restitution in civil court. An attorney in Tennessee can examine the client's situation and assist in pursuing the full amount of compensation entitled through a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible.

Source: mesothelioma.com, "Johnson & Johnson and Rite Aid Face Asbestos Talcum Powder Lawsuit", May 24, 2018

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