Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417 million in talcum powder case

The company Johnson & Johnson is a long-time operating company who is most well known for their wide variety of infant care products. However, as of August 22nd, the brand is facing legal battles with Eva Echeverria, a once loyal customer from California. She allegedly developed ovarian cancer as a result of her frequent use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for her personal care.

Key Takeaways:

  • The defendant, Johnson and Johnson, lost a case recently, where the jury awarded a California woman 70 million in compensatory damages and 347 million in punitive damages.
  • The 63 year old woman, suffered ovarian cancer, a condition considered to be linked to her longtime use of the Johnson and Johnson baby powder.
  • Eva Echevrria’s case is merely one of thousands of such cases currently going through state and federal court.

“On Monday, a jury awarded a California woman $417 million because she developed ovarian cancer and had used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder for decades.”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/21/health/johnson-and-johnson-talc-verdict/index.html

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