J&J faces $417m payout in damages over cancer case

Aug 22, 2017, 5:39 AM EDT
(Source: Mike Mozart/flickr)
(Source: Mike Mozart/flickr)

A California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417m to a woman, who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using the company’s talc-based products.

The lawsuit, filed by California resident Eva Echeverria, is one of thousands such litigations that the company faces for not adequately warning consumers about the cancer risks related to talc-based products, writes the BBC.

J&J’s spokesperson said the company intends to appeal the verdict as there is no conclusive evidence that could link talc use and cancer, notes The Guardian.