People think this common product causes cancer - and it is costing Johnson & Johnson millions
The lawsuits draw from 20 studies that have found long-term use of talc (the primary ingredient in Johnson's Baby Powder) in the genital area increases the risk of ovarian cancer by about 33%, according to the article by Susan Berfield, Jef Feeley, and Margaret Cronin Fisk. Reuters
However, in one recent lawsuit, a jury awarded $72 million in damages to the family of a woman named Jacqueline Fox who died of ovarian cancer last year. The jury determined Johnson & Johnson was liable for negligence, conspiracy, and failure to warn women of the potential risk.
The company will reportedly appeal the verdict.
Read the whole story at Bloomberg Businessweek.
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