Johnson & Johnson to Pay $100 Million Baby Powder Settlement

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $100 Million Baby Powder Settlement

The world’s biggest healthcare products company will have to pay more than $100 million to resolve lawsuits over claims that its baby powder caused cancer. Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay the Baby Powder settlement to resolve more than 1000 lawsuits after four years of litigation.

In 2017, the company was ordered to pay damages to a woman who said she developed ovarian cancer after forty years of using Johnson & Johnson talc-based products for feminine hygiene. 

The company apparently ignored studies that connected the baby powder and Shower to Shower Powder product to ovarian cancer. Johnson & Johnson denied a report that the company knew for decades about the existence of minimum amounts of asbestos in its baby powder.

In 2016, another woman was awarded damages for her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson after she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 after the long-term of using baby powder.

Last year, the company recalled 33,000 bottles of baby powder after US health regulators found evidence of levels of asbestos.

Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral made up essentially of the elements oxygen, magnesium, and silicon. This powder is used to absorb moisture; it helps to reduce friction, which is often used to keep the skin dry. It also prevents rashes.  

If you suspect that using talcum powder from this company is anyhow linked to your illness, you can consult an attorney. They will review your case and guide you into the further process. If you’re eligible for a settlement and get it, you may cover all your medical fees and other illness-related expenses.

Contact hurt.com and find a lawyer in your area.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-05/j-j-to-pay-more-than-100-million-to-end-over-1-000-talc-suits

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