Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Lawsuit
Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder lawsuit ends in $417 million award
The problem with Johnson’s Baby Powder
In the 1970’s and before, talc powder contained asbestos. Asbestos exposure can lead to cancer. Talc powder has been asbestos-free since the late 1970’s. Research suggests talc powder may or may not be a cause. According to the American Cancer Society, several studies have been conducted using talc.
The Baby Powder lawsuit
In Los Angeles, CA a jury has awarded Eva Echeverria a record $417 million in damages. Her case against Johnson & Johnson has gained national attention. The case connects the use of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder to the ovarian cancer in Mrs. Echeverria.
Eva had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder since the 1950’s. In 2007, she received a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Mrs. Echeverria remains hospitalized and continues to receive treatment. Eva’s attorney found evidence that Johnson & Johnson had knowledge of the connection between the talc in their product and cancer. Internal documents over 30 years revealed the company was aware of the cancer risks. Johnson & Johnson ignored this and did not warn women of the danger.
Johnson & Johnson has stated they will appeal the decision against Mrs. Echeverria. They continue to maintain the safety in using their product. Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder contains no warning of cancer risk on the packaging.
Legal action against Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder
Legal cases in several states have shown the connection between using the baby powder and cancer. Awards for damages in those cases range from $55 million to $110.5 million. Not all cases against Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder have been successful. Several legal cases have failed to show the relation of the product to the cancer.
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