(Editor’s Note: As if giving women cancer isn’t bad enough, Johnson & Johnson also harm infants with their cancer causing products ( the story even made national news). The worst part is they hid it for FORTY YEARS even though they knew their products could cause cancer! But they didn’t stop there, they’ve also harmed countless women with their mesh product. Still not convinced? They had to pay for harming little boys who grew giant breasts because of their products. Even Huffington Post did a 15-day long piece on the criminal minds of this corrupt cancer causing corporation. No exaggeration.)
This week, Deborah Giannecchini of Modesto, California, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012, was awarded more than $70 million in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. This is now the third instance where the this old drug company with a horrid past, has lost after having been accused that their baby powder causes cancer. Her suit accused J & J of “negligent conduct” by making and marketing their baby powder.
So far, over 2,000 women have filed similar suits, and lawyers are reviewing thousands of other potential cases.
From the article:
“We are pleased the jury did the right thing. They once again reaffirmed the need for Johnson & Johnson to warn the public of the ovarian cancer risk associated with its product,” Jim Onder, an attorney for the plaintiff, told The Associated Press.
Not to be outdone or take responsibility and apologize for what they’ve done (especially since they’ve known about this for quite some time) a spokesperson for J & J said, “We deeply sympathize with the women and families impacted by ovarian cancer. We will appeal today’s verdict because we are guided by the science, which supports the safety of Johnson’s Baby Powder.” How disrespectful.
However, Jim Onder of Onder Law Firm in suburban St. Louis, which has represented plaintiffs in all three St. Louis cases, cited other research from the 1970’s showing a connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. He’s also accused J & J of purposely marketing toward overweight, black and Hispanic women- those most at-risk for ovarian cancer.
This isn’t the first time and won’t be the last, that someone takes issues with the many dangerous and toxic chemicals found in their products.
We are so thankful for yet another victory and a blow to the monster that is Johnson and Johnson.