A St. Louis, MO woman’s family has been awarded $70 Million after she alleged getting cancer from Johnson & Johnson baby powder.
This lawsuit is raising concerns about the health ramifications of the extended use of talcum powder.
The trial began on September 26th, 2016 after Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto, California was diagnosed with ovarian cancer back in 2012. Her suit accused Johnson & Johnson of “negligent conduct” in making and marketing baby powder that is hazardous to human health.
There have already been two other lawsuits this year in St. Louis, ending in jury verdicts worth a combined $127 million. $72 million was awarded in February to relatives of a woman in Alabama who died of ovarian cancer, and a $55 million award was given to a South Dakota survivor in May. Yet there were two others in New Jersey that were thrown out by a judge who said there wasn’t enough reliable evidence that talcum powder leads to ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer, an often fatal but relatively rare form of cancer accounts for about 22,000 of the 1/7 million new cases expected to be diagnosed in the U.S. this year. Source
Why hasn’t the FDA taking action on this unsafe product? Buyer beware!
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