Neutrogena Sunscreen Recall Lawsuit
Select Neutrogena aerosol spray sunscreens have been linked to leukemia and other cancers and have been voluntarily recalled by Johnson & Johnson. This comes after the independent pharmaceutical testing lab Valisure discovered 78 lots of sunscreen and sun care products manufactured by various companies contained significant levels of benzene, a cancer-causing chemical.
Gordon & Partners is actively reviewing potential Neutrogena sunscreen lawsuits from people who used one of the recalled products and have since been diagnosed with cancer. You may be eligible to seek compensation for any medical-related expenses and other damages. A defective products lawyer at our firm is ready to review your situation and discuss your legal options during a risk-free, zero-obligation consultation.
For more than 25 years, we have obtained millions in compensation for our clients. Founder Robert Gordon is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
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How Do I Know If I Have a Valid Case?
Many different factors are involved in defective product cases. Since each case is unique, we advise getting in touch with our legal team to evaluate your circumstances in a free case evaluation. You may be able to take legal action if you used one of the following recalled products and were diagnosed with cancer:
- Neutrogena Beach Defense Oil-Free Body Sunscreen Spray SPF 100
- Neutrogena Beach Defense Spray Body Sunscreen SPF 50
- Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Water-Resistant Sunscreen Spray SPF 50
- Neutrogena CoolDry Sport Water-Resistant Sunscreen Spray SPF 70
- Neutrogena Invisible Daily Defense Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 60+
- Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch Face Sunscreen SPF 50
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Water Resistant Sunscreen SPF 70
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Weightless Sunscreen Spray SPF 100+
- Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Weightless Sunscreen Spray SPF 70
We will also take into consideration how long and how often you have used any of these aerosol spray sunscreens. If you have since been receiving medical treatment to treat health issues related to benzene exposure, including a cancer diagnosis, it will be important to provide details so we can better assist you.
Potential Compensation for Injured Victims
Should you have a valid case, our lawyers are ready to pursue the maximum compensation possible. Damages that you may be able to recover in a Neutrogena sunscreen lawsuit include:
- Medical bills related to cancer treatment (i.e. surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy)
- Loss of income from missing work while in recovery
- Loss of future earnings if you are too ill to continue working
- Pain and suffering due to your cancer diagnosis
At Gordon & Partners, we have decades of experience and the resources necessary to fight against negligent companies whose products cause harm. Our goal is to seek maximum compensation to help you and your family during this difficult time.
Advantages of Having Legal Representation
Many sunscreen and sun care products are owned by large multinational companies such as Johnson & Johnson. Taking on a big company with its own defense lawyers will require having quality legal representation.
We have a proven track record of success, securing millions of dollars from product manufacturers. We know what it takes to build a strong case. We are also well-versed in the laws that apply to defective product cases. We know these cases can be both time-consuming and time-sensitive, so we are prepared to work diligently to ensure no deadlines are missed and attempt to recover compensation as quickly as possible.
Companies that make defective or dangerous products may try to offer you a quick out-of-court settlement if you agree to drop your legal claim. Our lawyers at Gordon & Partners are experienced negotiators who will not settle for less than your case is worth. We charge no upfront fees to retain our services and no fees while we investigate and work a case.
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Recall Issued After Carcinogenic Detected
Research conducted by Valisure found that dozens of sunscreen and sun care products contain benzene – a known carcinogen. Benzene is a colorless, flammable liquid that is used to make plastics, rubber, paints and pesticides. It also occurs naturally in crude oil and gasoline and is highly toxic.
Valisure has filed a Citizen Petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recall a list of products in which benzene was detected. This prompted Johnson & Johnson’s voluntary recall of some Neutrogena sunscreens with different sun protection levels, from SPF 30 to 100.
Johnson & Johnson stated that benzene is not an ingredient used in the sunscreens and that the recall was done “out of an abundance of caution”.
An investigation is underway into how benzene may have gotten into certain sunscreens. Valisure believes that benzene may have contaminated the products during production. There is no safe level of benzene that can exist in sunscreen and sun care products.
Health Issues Linked to Benzene Exposure
When sunscreen containing benzene is applied to the skin, the body can absorb it, potentially causing the chemical to enter the bloodstream. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), long-term exposure to high levels of benzene can cause cancer and other serious health risks.
Benzene exposure has been linked to leukemia, a deadly cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Other types of cancer caused by high levels of benzene are:
- Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL)
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Multiple myeloma
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
- Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Common leukemia symptoms include:
- Bone pain or tenderness
- Easy bleeding or bruising
- Enlarged liver or spleen
- Persistent fatigue
- Fever or chills
- Frequent or severe infections
- Night sweats
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Unintended weight loss
Anyone who has used a recalled sunscreen and is experiencing these symptoms or early signs of benzene exposure, such as headaches, dizziness, vomiting or tremors, should contact a medical professional as soon as possible. The sooner your condition is treated, the better your prognosis may be.
Medical records from your treatment can help show the extent and severity of your condition and how that condition has impacted your life.
It is also important that you preserve any evidence, such as the aerosol spray bottles themselves and any purchase receipts. Our firm can also help you gather additional evidence to support your case.
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Neutrogena Sunscreen Lawsuits Filed
Johnson & Johnson has encouraged consumers to stop using the recalled Neutrogena sunscreens, but that has not stopped the filing of multiple class-action lawsuits.
A class-action lawsuit has already been filed in the Southern District of Florida claiming that the company has violated state and federal laws by failing to disclose the presence of benzene in their sunscreen products. Another lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California is seeking an injunction and damages on behalf of consumers who purchased the affected products.
Other claims former users may make in lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson include:
- Failing to warn of the possible health risks of using these products
- Selling unfit products with unsafe levels of benzene
- Marketing these products as safe and healthy to use
- Knowing these products were defective and cancer-causing
Call Gordon & Partners for a Free Case Consultation
Gordon & Partners is actively reviewing potential Neutrogena sunscreen lawsuits. If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer or another serious health issue after using sunscreen containing benzene, you may be eligible to pursue significant compensation for your damages.
Johnson & Johnson and other product manufacturers should be held accountable for subjecting consumers to unnecessary harm. Our firm is dedicated to pursuing the maximum compensation possible on behalf of those injured by dangerous and defective products.
Let us review your situation in a free and confidential consultation. There is no risk in calling us and no obligation to have us represent you. We do not charge any upfront fees to take or work a case.