Jury in Los Angeles has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record US$417 million to a hospitalized woman, Eva Echeverria, marks the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in courts around the U.S.who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.
The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman is the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in courts around the U.S.
Accusing the company Eva alleged that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about talcum powder’s potential cancer risks.
She used the company’s baby powder on a daily basis beginning in the 1950s until 2016 and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007, according to court papers.
More than 1,000 other people have filed similar lawsuits.
Johnson & Johnson is preparing to defend itself and its baby powder at upcoming trials in the U.S