Published on : Aug 22, 2017
Johnson & Johnson has been requested to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a lady who says she developed ovarian cancer subsequent to utilizing items such as baby powder. The California jury's decision denotes the biggest honor yet in a series of claims that states the firm did not sufficiently warn about cancer dangers from talc-based items. A representative for Johnson and Johnson defended the items' safety. The firm intends to appeal in the court, as it has in past cases. Carol Goodrich, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. spokesperson said in a statement that they would be appealing again as they are backed by science. There is no firm link found between the talc use and cancer.
Various Claims from All over Unsupported by Any Firm Evidences
There have been many claims from women all around saying that they were struck by cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s products that were purposed to be used for vaginal moisture and odor. In such accusations, the firm has lost four to five cases previously tried before juries in Missouri. These losses has caused them to pay the penalty of $300m. The lawsuit concluded that the company was very much aware about the possibility of being affected by cancer, associated with talcum powder, but yet kept the information unrevealed from the public.
Nevertheless, Ovacome, a charity states that for now there is no specific evidence for causing of cancer due to the usage of talcum powder and only in worst-case scenario can one be affected by it by a third.