GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Court rules that Johnson & Johnson baby powder causes cancer, orders company to pay $417 million in cancer lawsuit

By News Express on 22/08/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,131


Johnson & Johnson was ordered Monday to pay $417 million to a California woman in a lawsuit that alleged the company’s baby powder causes cancer.

This is the largest sum ordered to be paid yet by Johnson & Johnson, which is being sued in several states over charges that it does not adequately warn consumers about the cancer risk of its baby powder.

Attorneys for the plaintiff, Eva Echeverria, argued that the talc in the company’s famous baby powder can cause ovarian cancer when continually applied for feminine hygiene purposes. Echeverria said that she used the product from the 1950s to 2016. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007.

Echeverria charged that the company knew that talc, when applied regularly to a woman’s genitals, was linked to cancer, but that it still encouraged women to use the baby powder to control moisture and odor.

“We are grateful for the jury’s verdict on this matter and that Eva Echeverria was able to have her day in court,” her lawyer, Mark Robinson, said in a statement after the verdict was announced.

The company argued that federal agencies like the Food and Drug Administration have not ruled talc to be carcinogenic.

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

Echeverria’s case, decided by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury, is just the first of hundreds of lawsuits facing Johnson & Johnson’s to go to trial in California because of the cancer risk in their baby powder. Across the nation, the company, founded in 1886, faces some 4,800 lawsuits over the same issue. Last year, three juries in Missouri awarded plaintiffs more than $300 million in damages.

•Text courtesy of Anadolu Agency. 

 

Source News Express

Posted 22/08/2017 2:30:53 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

 

You may also like...
Dogara seeks divine wisdom for Nigerian leaders

Sign of the times

Rivers APC blasts Wike, Fayose, Fani-Kayode for linking...

Breaking News: Boko Haram bombs Government Lodge Zaria...

Muhammadu Buhari’s Last Card, By Olusegun Adeniyi

Labour marches against corruption, throws weight behind Lamorde...

Nigerian emerges Best Overall Medical Student at Ukrainian...

Delta guber elections: Urhobo candidates head for resounding...

God and the Nigerian public space

CAF Champions League: Enyimba draw Zamalek

Borno community in unholy alliance with Boko Haram...

Baboon tampers with electric cables, leaves 50,000 people...

 

Latest News Soccer star bags 9 years jail term for alleged gang-rape 40 human traffickers nabbed Enugu budgets N1.5b for rehabilitation of 14 roads BLACK FRIDAY: Yudala records unprecedented spike in online traffic NIPC inaugurates centre with software to boost investments Mass housing: Lagos to allocate ready estates to first-time homeowners NSE turnover volume improves by 55.11% Buhari demands improved efforts against piracy, human trafficking •Emerges Chairman of Gulf of Guinea Commission Osun Govt. orders clampdown on tax defaulting federal MDAs Senate names members of committee to probe EFCC, DSS clash Our call on Deltans, investors yielding results — Okowa DSS, a clog in the fight against corruption, says CDHR

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (295,851 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (279,460 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (225,943 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (190,107 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (181,556 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (166,634 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (144,514 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (130,817 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (127,644 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (116,737 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (113,994 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (108,502 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (31) Business (2,781) Business Verdict (26) Columnists (771) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (187) Entertainment (408) Features (510) Global Business Monitor (192) International (1,654) Interviews (138) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (84) News (30,483) Opinion (838) Pidgin (9) Politics (4,125) Religion (649) Sports (1,357) Stock Watch (24) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Argentina vs Nigeria

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!