Recently, two more jury verdicts have awarded the compensation of total $127 million to women who claimed their ovarian cancer had been caused by the talc that they used in the past.
The financial rewards, once again recalled the suspect that the women's use of talcum powder isn't really safe! However, the research disclosed mixed results and findings about the possible link between talc and powder, showed a slightly higher risk of cancer.
“Unfortunately, the jury's decision doesn't align with the 30 years of studies by medical experts who found the talk is safe for use,” said J&J in a statement, on its view against the verdict.
In the jury's findings, Gloria Ristesund was awarded $55 million, who was found to be suffering from ovarian cancer in 2011, claiming the use of talc, as her reason for suffering. In February, a jury in the same court awarded $72 million to the family of another victim, Jacqueline Fox, an Alabama woman, who died of ovarian cancer.
Another jury, making the investigations on a talc lawsuit in a South Dakota federal court in 2013, said J&J was negligent but didn't award any compensation.
The company, while trying to move over past government investigations came to counteract two more jury verdicts while many others blaming the J&J, as their cancer cause.
All such matters and investigations done, have cost J&J billions of dollars in legal settlements and lost sales.
A N.J based company, with the name New Brunswick, says that nearly 1,400 talcum powder lawsuits have been filed against the Johnson's baby powder. The lawsuits claim that talc in the powder has been a reason for their ovarian cancer and the company should have warned their customers about the several risks before selling the product in the open market.
Mark Lanier, a Houston lawyer disclosed, that the company documents dating to the 1970s exhibit J&J was concerned about a bonding between talc and ovarian cancer.
“If J&J had concerns about the possible link between talc and cancer, it's their foremost obligation to warn people,” said Mr. Lanier.
While J&J responded back positively saying “Multiple scientific and regulatory reviews have found the talc safe for use and the labeling on Johnson's Baby Powder is appropriate.”
The American Cancer Society stated on their website that the findings about the possible link between talc and cancer produced mixed results. Some cases have shown a slightly higher risk of cancer while others reported no such increase.