Johnson’s baby powder has been part of many people’s lives throughout the years. All ages use the product, especially on babies.
However, what seems to be harmless product actually poses harsh dangers in everyone’s lives. Apparently, after a court trial in California, Johnson & Johnson was sued for $417 million for causing a woman ovarian cancer.
Eva Echeverria, 63 has been using the baby powder as part of her feminine hygiene since she was 11. Unfortunately, it led her to develop one of the most severe kinds of cancer in woman. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2007.
Moreover, she knew who to blame. She pressed charges on the talc powder company. The trial lasted for a month. Fortunately, the cancer victim won the largest lawsuit yet against the company. Los Angeles Superior Court ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $70 million compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages.
As a matter of fact, there are more or less 4,800 other complaints against the company in just the country alone.
According to Eva, the company did not advise the users on the dangers that come with talcum powder. They did not tell the consumers that it can cause cancer, especially when used in the feminine area.
“We are grateful for the jury’s verdict on this matter and that Eva Echeverria was able to have her day in court,” the victim’s lawyer, Mark Robinson said.
Meanwhile, the family of the woman who suffered from the same ailment for using the baby powder spoke up. They filed a lawsuit at the St. Louis circuit court.
It was revealed that Jacqueline Fox from Birmingham, Alabama died because of ovarian cancer. She has been using the talc powder for decades. Her family took him $10 million in actual damages plus $62 for punitive damages.
The controversial company released a statement saying:
“We will appeal today’s verdict because we are guided by the science, which supports the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder.”
Furthermore, talcum powder consists of talc which is made up of silicon, magnesium, and oxygen. It is used for removing moisture to avoid friction. Unfortunately, talc in its natural form has asbestos which is connected to cancer.
Here the some of netizens' comments:
If ever the particles of the powder enter the private areas like vagina, uterus, and ovaries, it may result in ovarian cancer.
What can you say about the dangers of baby powder? Would you continue using the product? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.