Los Angeles Jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in lawsuit that the talc in the company’s famous baby powder causes ovarian cancer when aplied regularly for feminine hygiene.
Eva Echavarria was one of the biggest lawsuit that Johnson & Johnson has faced. Eva also said that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn the consumers about the talcum powder’s potential cancer risks.
The $417 million was combination of $70 million `compensatory damages` and $347 million in `punitive damages`.
The 63-year-old claimed that she developed terminal ovarian cancer after many years of using Johnson & Johnson product. Eva’s lawyer argued Johnson & Johnson woman to use its products despite knowing of studies with ovarian cancer.
Johnson & Johnson company is now preparing to defend itself and baby powder at the upcoming trials in U.S.
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