Jury awards woman $417M in lawsuit linking talc in baby powder to cancer

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a 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.

Los Angeles County Superior Court spokeswoman Liz Martinez confirmed the verdict Monday.

California resident Eva Echeverria alleged the company failed to adequately warn consumers about the potential talcum powder cancer risks.

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