We see the ads for them every night. You can’t flip through the myriad of cable channels out there and not run across one. With names that are almost unpronounceable and the promise of initial representation without compensation, lawyers and law firms troll the ill-advised and the infirmed, hoping to gain new clients while warning the world of the latest looming court battle.
We’ve All Used It
One of the most recent revolves around talcum powder (or talc, for short). Used by generations, and produced by known names like Johnson & Johnson, the hygiene aid promised to keep you dry and deodorized. Turns out, it may also have given you cancer, if you are a woman. Recent studies have shown a causal link between use and such a diagnosis, but no real verdicts have confirmed this – until now.
Eva Echeverria Used It For Over 40 Years
A woman in California sued Johnson and Johnson, saying they failed to warn her (and other consumers) about the potential dangers in daily use of talc. Eva Echeverria claims to have used the company’s baby powder for decades, and the resulting exposure gave her cancer. She took the company to court, and recently received the largest jury award ever in such a case – $417 million. According to her complaint, she got sick as the “proximate result of the unreasonably dangerous and defective nature of talcum powder,” and the court agreed.
And She Sued When This Happened To Her