A woman has been awarded a record settlement after alleging that she got cancer from using Johnson & Johnson baby powder for more than 40 years.
On Monday, a Los Angeles jury ordered the company to pay a record $417 million to Eva Echeverria, who accused Johnson & Johnson of not adequately warning customers about the potential risks related to the talcum powder used in its products.
Other plaintiffs around the country have brought lawsuits blaming the talcum powder in the products for cancer.
Isn’t baby powder supposed to be safe? Kal Elsebai couldn’t believe it on Tuesday’s “The Morning Blaze with Doc Thompson” when Brad Staggs included the story in the day’s headlines.
“Is there anything that doesn’t give you cancer today? Anything at all?” Kal asked.
Echeverria is hospitalized and undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer, which she alleged in her lawsuit was a "proximate result of the unreasonably dangerous and defective nature of talcum powder," the Associated Press reported. The California woman had been using the baby powder on a daily basis for feminine hygiene since the 1950s.