Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Causes Cancer?
- Johnson & Johnson fined $72 million for baby powder that caused ovarian cancer
A jury in Missouri, United States believes baby powder can cause cancer, and asks Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer. It is believed that the woman regularly use Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for several decades.
The family of Jacqueline Fox was awarded by jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis $10 million in actual damages and $62 million in punitive damages. According to a report by Reuters, the family in part accused Johnson & Johnson of not caring for their consumer's safety and they put profit first before safety and that they have failed to warn people that their talc-based products could cause cancer. Fox died in October at the age of 62.
Jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis Missouri, said Johnson & Johnson committed fraud, negligence and conspiracy. The attorney for accuser said the company “knew as far back as the 1980s of the risk” yet officials went on “lying to the public, lying to the regulatory agencies,” the news outlet reported.
There are another 1,000 similar cases accusing the company in Missouri’s state courts, as well as 200 in New Jersey. If they keep on winning, Johnson & Johnson will be gutted.
According to Johnson & Johnson spokeswoman Carol Goodrich, the company is planning their next legal move and said in an statement that the verdict “goes against decades of sound science proving the safety of talc as a cosmetic ingredient in multiple products,” citing supportive research by the US Food and Drug Administration and National Cancer Institute.
"We have no higher responsibility that the health and safety of consumers and we are disappointed with the outcome of the trial." "We sympathize with the plaintiff’s family but firmly believe the safety of cosmetic talc is supported by decades of scientific evidence."
Personally, I don't believe this is true I've been using talc base my friends and other family members are using these products for years and we don't have cancer. Her cancer is not caused by baby powder, the Jury's findings is Ludicrous!