Jacquelin Fox used Johnson & Johnson for nearly 35 years. From Baby Powder to her feminine hygiene, all are products Johnson and Johnson. But three years after continued use, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and eventually died last October, 62 years old.
Her family claimed that the cause of death of Fox was the continued use of the company’s baby powder and feminine wash.
Last Monday, the official verdict was announced and the family of Jacqueline received a total of £51 million, £7 million for actual damages and £44 million for punitive damages. Jurors found the said pharmaceutical company to be liable for fraud and negligence since they already knew that the product can cause cancer since 1980 but they refused to announce it to the public.
A recent report states that, in order to gain more active sales throughout so many years, Johnson and Johnson failed to warn the public about the possible cancer effects it could give to the human body.
The spokesperson of Johnson and Johnson denied all allegations.