J&J To Pay Over $500M To Woman Who Allegedly Got Cancer From Their Product


Just yesterday, 21 August, a California jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay S$568 million to a woman who claimed she developed terminal ovarian cancer after using the company’s talc-based products.

Cancer, guys.

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For all those who have zero ideas on what talc is, let me enlighten you with the help of Wikipedia. (Not school assignment, can use Wikipedia)

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It says, “Talc or talcum is a clay mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate with the chemical formula H2Mg3(SiO3)4 or Mg3Si4O10(OH)2.”

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Hmm, not very helpful right? In short, it is “one of the most widely used substances known as baby powder.”

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Hold on to your jaw.

This case is actually one of the thousands of lawsuits brought nationwide against the company for failing to warn its consumers of the risk of cancer from talc in its products.

According to Eva Echeverria, a 63-year-old woman, she developed the disease after using Johnson & Johnson talc-based powders for decades.

I’m honestly a little perturbed by this news. Are you a fan of baby powder? I know I am.

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But company spokesperson Carol Goodrich asserts that Johnson & Johnson is “guided by the science”, which in turns “supports the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder”.

How now, brown cow? Continue to use or throw all away? I think I still have 4 bottles at home.

The struggle is real.

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