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‘Johnson And Johnson’ products may cause Cancer


The ‘Johnson & Johnson’ products have agents which can cancer. It has been found guilty for failing to “warn consumers that its talc-based products could cause cancer” in an effort to boost sales.

A 62-year-old woman, Jacqueline Fox died in October from Ovarian cancer and the cause of her illness was traced back to Johnson and Johnson’s “Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for feminine hygiene” products which she had used for over three decades.

After being a regular user of the brand for over thirty-five years, she was diagnosed with the disease three years ago .

After a three-week trial, jurors in St Louis, USA, found Johnson & Johnson guilty. The brand was held liable for “negligence, fraud, and conspiracy” and was required to pay the family of the deceased “ten-million dollars ($10,000,000) in actual damages and sixty-two-million dollars ($62,000,000) in punitive damages”.

This is not the first case the brand is facing. In a Missouri court, over one-thousand cases have been filed against the company with another two-hundred being recorded in New Jersey all cancer-related cases after victims used their products.

Part of Johnson & Johnson products are being produced by a different company. Eg, the ‘Shower to Shower’ brand is produced by Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

The family lawyer confirmed that “Johnson & Johnson “knew as far back as the 1980s of the risk,” and yet resorted to “lying to the public, and lying to the regulatory agencies”.

So its time to rethink for all those mothers who have been using this brand for so many years.