Who ever thought that a seemingly gentle and harmless product that has been used on babies for generations is turning out to have such harmful consequences?
We continue the saga into Johnson & Johnson’s recent woes and lawsuits.
Early this month, a jury in St. Louis awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused cancer. We first reported on the baby powder crisis months ago.
In February 2016, a jury awarded Jacqueline Fox, of Birmingham, Alabama, $72 million, finding the company guilty of negligence, conspiracy, and fraud. Altogether, juries have awarded plaintiffs $197 million to women who say they were harmed by Johnson & Johnson’s talc products.
All three awards are now being appealed.