A Jury Granted More Than $70M In A J&J Baby Powder Ovarian Cancer Lawsuit.
A California woman has been awarded more than $70 million in a claim that Johnson and Johnson’s baby powder gave her ovarian cancer.
“We are pleased the jury did the right thing. They once again reaffirmed the need for Johnson & Johnson to warn the public of the ovarian cancer risk associated with its product,” Jim Onder, an attorney for the plaintiff, advised The Associated Press.
“We deeply sympathize with the women and families impacted by ovarian cancer,” Carol Goodrich, a spokeswoman with 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.”
Is Baby Powder Safe?
It is now known that use of talc products can increase a women’s risk of ovarian cancer.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer advises that the product is “possibly carcinogenic.” The National Toxicology Program, made up of parts of a few distinctive government organizations, has not completely inspected talc.