Victim used the baby powder on a daily basis between 1950s and 2016.
Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record USD 417 million to the hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that talc in Company’s iconic baby powder causes the ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene.
Verdict in lawsuit brought by California woman, Eva Echeverria, marks largest sum awarded in a series of the talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in courts around U.S.
According to the Court Paper’s Echeverria alleged that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn the consumers about the talcum powder’s potential cancer risks. She used company’s baby powder on a daily basis beginning in 1950’s until 2016 and was diagnosed with the ovarian cancer in the year 2007.
In the suit filed the victim states that,”She developed the ovarian cancer as a “proximate result of unreasonably dangerous and defective nature of the talcum powder”.
Her Attorney, Mark Robinson, has stated that his client is still undergoing the cancer treatment while has told him that she hoped verdict would lead to Johnson & Johnson putting some additional warnings on its products.
Jury’s award includs $68 million in the compensatory damages and $340 million in the punitive damages.
Her counsel further adds that,”Johnson & Johnson had many warning bells over the period of 30 years but failed to warn women who were buying its product”.
Johnson & Johnson in its statement has stated,”Company will appeal jury’s decision. While company sympathizes with the women suffering from the ovarian cancer but scientific evidence supports the safety of the Johnson’s baby powder”.
Source Associated Press
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Source - PTI