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Johnson & Johnson to pay $417-mn fine

Firm to pay damages to medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using its baby powder

Roni Caryn Rabin | NYT 

In what may be the largest award so far in a lawsuit tying ovarian cancer to talcum powder, a Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in damages to a medical receptionist who developed ovarian cancer after using the company’s trademark Johnson’s Baby Powder on her perineum for decades.   Eva Echeverria, 63, of East Los Angeles is one of thousands of women who have sued the consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson claiming baby powder caused their disease, pointing to studies linking talc to cancer that date to 1971, when scientists in ...

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First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 02:41 IST
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