Thousands of powder lawsuits have been filed claiming that using the powder Johnson & Johnson products causes serious health problems.
While the company, one of the leading suppliers of these products, said that Johnson & Johnson powder is completely safe, and courts have found differently. You can also read more about baby talc and ovarian cancer lawsuits through various online sources.
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Nearly 14,000 people have filed claims against J & J powder so far, with many seeking settlement of the powder after being diagnosed with mesothelioma or ovarian cancer.
Missouri Jury Awards $ 72M
In a verdict, $ 72 million was awarded in a class-action lawsuit in St. Louis, Missouri for injuries resulting from the use of Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder.
The jury found that the company's baby and body powder led to the development of ovarian cancer and found Johnson and Johnson guilty of fraud, conspiracy, and negligence.
The verdict included $ 62 million in damages designed to punish Johnson and Johnson because it was not warned of the risk of their baby powder. This ruling also included $ 10 million to compensate for the harm in damages.
California Jury Awards $ 417M
In Los Angeles, the jury awarded $ 417 million to a woman who believed Johnson and Johnson's baby powder caused her to develop ovarian cancer when using the products for feminine hygiene.
The accuser alleges that Johnson and Johnson had failed to warn him of the dangers of cancer, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The jury awarded $ 68 million in compensatory damages.