Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay Record $417 Million to Woman Who Claimed Baby Powder Gave Her Ovarian Cancer

On Monday, a Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in compensatory and punitive damages to 63-year-old Eva Echeverria, a former medical receptionist dying of ovarian cancer after using the company’s Baby Powder product for decades. To date, it’s the largest amount the company has been required…

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Women who use talcum powder every day on their genitals are 40 percent more likely to develop ovarian cancer, according to a new Harvard Medical School study. Scientists say powder particles may travel to the ovaries and cause inflammation that allows cancer cells to flourish. Previous studies have warned about the…