California Woman to Receive $417 Million in Lawsuit Linking Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer

Eve Echeverria used Johnson & Johnson baby powder for more than 50 years and claims it caused her ovarian cancer.

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A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit brought by the California woman, Eva Echeverria, marks the largest sum awarded in a series of talcum powder lawsuit verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in courts around…

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