Johnson & Johnson Faces $417M Penalty in Talc Powder Case

Johnson & Johnson Faces $417M Penalty in Talc Powder Case

Carol Goodrich, a spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson, insists scientific evidence proves the baby powder is safe and says the company will appeal the jury's decision.

Echeverria's lawyer Mark Robinson urged Johnson & Johnson to change its policy and start warning the public about the risks associated with its talc products. It was a major setback for J&J, which faces 4,800 similar claims nationally and has been hit with over $300 million in verdicts by juries in Missouri.

Johnson & Johnson, meanwhile, has vowed to appeal the verdict in every single instance where it's been ruled against - including this latest case in California.

Echeverria charged that the company knew that talc, when applied regularly to a woman's genitals, was linked to cancer, but that it still encouraged women to use the baby powder to control moisture and odor.

The woman named Eva Echeverria is an ovarian cancer patient and the verdict for her lawsuit has resulted in providing her the largest sum among all previous talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson and Johnson in the United States courts. She said that she has used Johnson and Johnson baby powder since she was 11 but stopped in 2016 after seeing a news report of possible links to cancer, the LA Times reported.

A jury has now awarded a California woman a whopping $417 million in the case she brought against Johnson & Johnson, according to Reuters.

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At the time, Echeverria had already been treated for ovarian cancer for nearly a decade. "There's a problem all over the country with women using talcum powder on daily basis for 10, 20, 30, 40 years".

Echeverria in the lawsuit figured out that Johnson and Johnson had failed to warn the consumers about the potential risk of the talcum powder towards cancer.

"She really didn't want sympathy", Robinson said. She said she had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products since the 1950s. Ms. Echeverria's own treating gynecologic oncologist testified that she believed talc was more likely than not the cause of her patient's cancer.

Eva Echeverria, who was diagnosed in 2007 with ovarian cancer, and her grandson Caleb.

The have since faced penalties of more than $300m after losing another three cases tried in the same Missouri court and are now understood to be facing thousands more pending cases across the US. The plaintiff in one of those cases, who was awarded $72 million in damages, died before the payout.

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