Johnson Baby Powder Case: Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $18.8 million to a California man who said he got cancer from the company’s baby powder. California man blames company’s talcum powder for cancer. He had alleged that the company hid the health problems caused by baby powder.
Jury members of the Default State Court in Oakland, USA, came to the conclusion on Tuesday (July 18) that J&J’s baby powder caused Anthony Hernandez Valadez to develop cancer called mesothelioma. Hernandez, 24, said she developed mesothelioma cancer near her chest after using the company’s talcum powder since childhood.
baby powder is planned to be removed
New Brunswick NJ J&J, based in the U.S., pulled its talc powder from the market in the US and Canada in 2020, citing declining sales. The world’s largest health care product manufacturer replaced talcum with a cornstarch-based version. The company plans to remove all its baby powders containing talcum powder from the worldwide market by the end of this year.
J&J officials have said that the company’s baby powder—sold in special white bottles—never contains asbestos. It is safe and cannot cause cancer. Officials say they are seeking a settlement to avoid lawsuits as well as billions in legal fees and expenses.
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