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J&J To Pay $417 Million To Patient Who Claimed Johnson’s Baby Powder Causes Cancer

Are you using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder?

Watch out baby powder users. The company Johnson & Johnson is again in hot water after a court trial wrapped in California. The jury has ordered the company to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder for feminine hygiene.

Eva Echeverria, 63 years old, has won the largest lawsuit yet against one of the biggest companies that produce talc-based powders. She claimed the talcum content of the product she used since she was 11 years old was linked to her developing one of the most aggressive types of cancer in women.

Eva Echeverria, 63, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007.

Source: CBS L

The jury has reached the judgment after a month-long trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. They ordered the company to pay in punitive damages, which is the last case among a string of cases against the consumer-products maker. The verdict included about $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages. The company faces about 4,800 more similar claims across the country.

This is what the fight with cancer has done to Eva.

Echeverria alleged Johnson & Johnson did not warn their consumers about talcum powder’s potential cancer risk, specifically when used for feminine hygiene.

She used the product since the 1950s until 2016.

Mark Robinson, her lawyer, said in a statement as reported by Reuters:

“We are grateful for the jury’s verdict on this matter and that Eva Echeverria was able to have her day in court.”

This followed a similar case when the family of a woman who had died of ovarian cancer filed a lawsuit at the St. Louis circuit court.

Jacqueline Fox from Birmingham, Alabama died of ovarian cancer after decades of using the same product. Her family received $10 million in actual damages and an additional $62 for punitive damages.

Johnson & Johnson said in a statement:

“We will appeal today’s verdict because we are guided by the science, which supports the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder.”

Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements silicon, magnesium, and oxygen.

According to the American Cancer Society, talcum powder absorbs moisture and aids in cutting down friction. Both babies and adults have widely used it. However, talc, in its natural form, contains asbestos. This substance has been linked to cancer.

Moreover, studies have suggested that talcum powder may cause ovarian cancer if the particles travel through the vagina, uterus and to the ovaries. This means that if the substance is applied to the genital area, the risk of developing ovarian cancer increases.

456 Comments

  1. Joann G. Estrada

    March 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM

    Zhel

  2. Aayan Khan Ur Rehman

    March 5, 2018 at 4:25 AM

    I don’t use j&j as a corn starch…

  3. Victoria Taylor

    March 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM

    Lynn Taylor

  4. Ed Lelis

    March 5, 2018 at 5:03 AM

    or for pot session when there’s no more shabu have to be found.

  5. Ed Lelis

    March 5, 2018 at 5:03 AM

    Maybe others uses it as a substitute for baby’s milk powder…i haven’t tried it yet.

  6. Redalma Encarnacion Gatus

    March 5, 2018 at 6:04 AM

    Rheese Gatus – Adraneda…

  7. Jocelyn Bernal

    March 5, 2018 at 5:13 AM

    C lord ang nakakaalam Kong bakit ka ng kasakit ompisa sa pag kabata ko yan ang gamit ko hangat my anak na ako yan pa rin ang gamit ko anong kinalaman ng jhonson pwader sa canser di sana maraming namatay na bata at ng kasakit sa brans na yan 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊

  8. Roy Ce

    March 5, 2018 at 4:24 AM

    Ludilyn Berango Agapito , Glay Berango Sta Ana

  9. Kristina Daniel Padilla

    March 5, 2018 at 4:24 AM

    Amhie Love

  10. Gillian Hall

    March 5, 2018 at 5:13 AM

    Heard this rumour many years ago, I love Johnson products, always have, used them on my babies who are now parents & use these products on there children, I still use Johnson baby powder after my bath or shower & have never suffered any ill effects.
    What people will do for a pay out, ridiculous.

  11. Angela Prado Austria

    March 5, 2018 at 5:31 AM

    really

  12. Jeff Palacay

    March 5, 2018 at 5:31 AM

    Hahahaha

  13. Dadek Lubna Bahaudin

    March 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM

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  14. Olive Orilla

    March 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM

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  15. Rey Salinas

    March 5, 2018 at 5:03 AM

    Since i was born i use baby powder of johnson &johnsons, nothings happen to me?

  16. Edy Chandra

    March 5, 2018 at 4:25 AM

    Can i sue this company too?

  17. Rey Salinas

    March 5, 2018 at 6:22 AM

    Kinakain yata nila ito,millions of filipino using johnson &johnson baby powder,nothings happen

  18. Crist Eric Gamad Lanquino

    March 5, 2018 at 4:25 AM

    Kristine Nazareno Lanquino

  19. Anne Monreal

    March 5, 2018 at 5:31 AM

    Abigael, Ren😱😱😱

  20. Belen Crespo

    March 5, 2018 at 8:13 AM

    Belle amora

  21. Ben Son

    March 5, 2018 at 8:13 AM

    I used for 40 over years nothing happen?

  22. Roy Naguit

    March 5, 2018 at 5:31 AM

    Vienice Robles 😱😱😨

  23. Annabel Naquimen

    March 5, 2018 at 6:04 AM

    Ate Jinalyn Sefe Naquimen

  24. Jerjens C. Bacolpo

    March 5, 2018 at 8:13 AM

    Len Gonzales Gentilezo buti na lng di aq gumagamit ng pulbos.😬😬

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    March 5, 2018 at 8:13 AM

    christina rapada

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    March 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM

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    March 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM

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    March 5, 2018 at 6:04 AM

    Jane Montefalco😮

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    March 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM

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    March 5, 2018 at 4:25 AM

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    March 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM

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    March 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM

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    March 5, 2018 at 4:12 AM

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    March 5, 2018 at 4:24 AM

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    March 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM

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    March 5, 2018 at 4:24 AM

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    March 5, 2018 at 4:24 AM

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    March 5, 2018 at 5:31 AM

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  42. Sau Lan Kirindi Lau

    March 5, 2018 at 4:25 AM

    Never

  43. Dyan Young

    March 5, 2018 at 4:25 AM

    Ooo Bevan Young lets use a different powder for the baby?

  44. Kenneth Ramos

    March 5, 2018 at 5:00 AM

    Gina Lapinosa

  45. Sypaul Joseph Sanchez Ybañ

    March 5, 2018 at 5:31 AM

    Bi Jane..

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    March 5, 2018 at 4:24 AM

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  47. Helen M Simms

    March 5, 2018 at 5:03 AM

    I’ve used their products on all my kids and still today.. Must of been allergic to the products…

  48. Coralyn Dugdale

    March 5, 2018 at 5:03 AM

    Our parents all used this on us growing up and until a few years ago i was reading it until I found out alot of their products are not good.😈

  49. Les Abraham

    March 5, 2018 at 4:25 AM

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  50. Coralyn Dugdale

    March 5, 2018 at 5:31 AM

    Emma Maree, told ya! Lol

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