Sunscreen Recall Lawsuits

In 2021, Neutrogena and Aveeno recalled some aerosol sunscreen products after discovering they contained benzene. This is an industrial chemical that has been linked to various cancers, like leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Anyone who used these recalled products and was later diagnosed with cancer may be eligible to file a sunscreen recall lawsuit. Lynch Law Firm, PC is currently investigating these types of lawsuits, so if you think you may have a valid case, call our defective product lawyers today to find out if we can help you.

Our firm represents defective product victims on contingency, which means the initial legal consultation is free of charge and there are no upfront costs if you hire us to represent you. We have obtained millions on behalf of our clients.

Call Lynch Law Firm, PC today to discuss possible legal options: (800)-518-0508.

Which Sunscreens Were Recalled?

In the summer of 2021, results of an independent test of many sunscreen products revealed several aerosol sunscreens contained benzene. These products were subsequently pulled from the market by Johnson & Johnson:

  • Neutrogena Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Invisible Daily defense aerosol sunscreen
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer aerosol sunscreen
  • Aveeno Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen

These products were available at numerous retailers across the nation, such as CVS.

While these were the only products that were recalled, the study conducted by Valisure identified many more products that contain benzene, including products from these popular brands:

  • CVS Health
  • Walgreens
  • Equate
  • Banana Boat
  • Coppertone
  • Sun Bum
  • Fruit of the Earth
  • TopCare
  • Max Block
  • Raw Elements
  • Up & Up
  • SunBurnt
  • Goodsense
  • LaRoche-Posay
  • Babyganics
  • EltaMD
  • Everyday
  • Solimo

Some of the products that contained benzene included:

  • Banana Boat Kids Max Protect & Play Sunscreen C-Spray
  • Banana Boat UltraMist Deep Tanning Dry Oil Continuous Clear Spray
  • Banana Boat Ultra Sport Clear Sunscreen Spray
  • CVS After-sun Aloe vera Soothing Spray
  • Coppertone Sport Mineral Aerosol Sunscreen spray
  • SunBurnt Advanced After-Sun Gel
  • TopCare Everyday Ultimate Sheer Sunscreen
  • EltaMD UV Aero Broad-Spectrum Full-Body Sunscreen
  • Goodsense Sunscreen Lotion
  • Raw Elements Eco Formula Sunscreen
  • CVS After-sun Aloe Vera Moisturizing Gel
  • Aveeno Protect + Refresh Weightless Spray
  • Coppertone Pure & Simple Aerosol Sunscreen Spray
  • Coppertone Pure & Simple Kids Aerosol Sunscreen Spray
  • Coppertone Pure & Simple Baby Aerosol Sunscreen Spray
  • Travel-size Coppertone Sport Spray

The study identified a total of 14 products from these popular brands that had benzene at levels higher than two parts per million. Another 26 products had benzene at somewhere between two parts per million and 0.1 parts per million. You might think these levels are too low to cause harm, but there is no safe amount of benzene exposure.

How Do I Know if I Can File a Sunscreen Recall Lawsuit?

Have you been diagnosed with one of the following forms of cancer after using one of the aerosol sunscreens that was found to contain benzene?

  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Acute lymphocytic leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome

If the answer is yes, you may be able to file a sunscreen recall lawsuit. Our experienced lawyers can discuss your situation with you in a free legal consultation. We will need to review several factors to determine your eligibility for a lawsuit, including:

  • When you were diagnosed
  • The severity of your illness
  • Documentation of your use of one of the benzene-containing sunscreen products
  • How often you used sunscreen
  • Whether your illness could be linked to something besides benzene-containing sunscreen

If we determine you may have a case, there are no upfront costs to hire a lawyer.

Call Lynch Law Firm, PC today to learn more: (800)-518-0508.

What are the Risks of Benzene Exposure?

Benzene has many uses, as it is used in the manufacture of pesticides, rubber and plastic. However, it is dangerous to human beings, as the International Agency for Research on Cancer lists benzene as a human carcinogen. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also classify benzene as carcinogenic to people.

The IARC says there is evidence exposure to benzene can cause acute myeloid leukemia. There is also research connecting benzene exposure to acute lymphocytic leukemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Research posits that benzene can trigger chronic inflammation, which can suppress the immune system. This may increase the risk of developing cancerous cells.

If you apply sunscreen that contains benzene, your body absorbs it and can send it into your bloodstream.

Potential Symptoms of Leukemia

There are various symptoms that may indicate you are suffering from leukemia, which may have been caused by using sunscreen that contained benzene. These symptoms may include:

  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Tender bones
  • Bleeding more than usual, including nosebleeds
  • Sweating at night
  • Feeling unusually fatigued
  • Serious infections

You should seek medical care if you begin experiencing these symptoms. While each situation is unique, it is generally true that leukemia and other cancers are easier to treat if you catch them early.

Damages From a Sunscreen Recall Lawsuit

The purpose of a product liability claim is to not only hold the manufacturer liable for putting consumers at risk, but also to provide compensation to victims who suffered damages. These damages may include:

  • Treatment for leukemia, such as radiation, chemotherapy or immunotherapy
  • Ongoing medical treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity if your cancer has had a long-term effect on your ability to work as much as before
  • Pain and suffering – the physical and emotional effects of your diagnosis
  • Lost enjoyment of life
  • Lost companionship
  • And more

An experienced lawyer can help you gather the evidence you will need to prove the value and existence of your damages. This is particularly important with non-economic damages like pain and suffering. We can help you document the emotional effects of a cancer diagnosis, including the effect on your marital relationship.

Call Lynch Law Firm, PC To Discuss a Sunscreen Recall Lawsuit

People use sunscreen to help prevent overexposure to dangerous UV rays, but some Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreens may have put people at higher risk for various forms of leukemia.

If you or your loved one were diagnosed with cancer after using one of these recalled products, give us a call to discuss possible legal options. While compensation cannot erase what happened, it can help victims pay for past and ongoing medical care and other damages their diagnosis has caused.

We manage defective product cases, like sunscreen recall lawsuits, at no upfront charge. The initial legal consultation is also free.

Lynch Law Firm, PC. Experienced Lawyers. Proven Results. Phone: (800)-518-0508.

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