Talc companies have covered up the dangerous health effects of asbestos-contaminated talc and how it leads to cancers such as mesothelioma. Many of these companies, including Johnson & Johnson, are now facing numerous asbestos talcum powder lawsuits.
Historically, mesothelioma is a cancer that mostly affects older men who were exposed to asbestos while serving in the military or working certain blue-collar jobs. But the gender gap is closing as mesothelioma incidence rates among women are on the rise. Women now comprise nearly one-fourth of all cases.
Court documents provide irrefutable proof the asbestos industry leveraged its power and influence to keep workers and the public in the dark about the hazards of asbestos. Workers were not warned about the carcinogen, and their families paid for the industry’s negligence. Dozens of companies are implicated in the decades-long cover-up.
The U.S. government never warned servicemen who fought for America about the deadly long-term effects of asbestos exposure in the military. Now, a broken VA health care system fails them a second time by abandoning veterans dying of mesothelioma.
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