Allegedly, these products caused women to develop diseases like ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.

New Delhi Date. Thursday, July 29, 2021

The National Council of Negro Women, a group of black women in the United States, has filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. Reportedly, the company insisted on selling it to black women through fraudulent marketing, knowing that its powder could cause cancer.

According to the council, Johnson & Jones sold powders and related products to black American women with ethnic mindsets. The company knew that these products could be used by black women, but if they fell ill, they would suffer much more than other women.

Black women in America may not get medical care soon. Most women do not even have health insurance. Council spokeswoman Wanda Tidlen said she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012, when no one in her family history had had the disease. They have been using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder for many years, as the company has advertised it as safe. Notably, Johnson & Johnson is already facing 25,000 cases involving its own powders and other products. Reportedly, these products caused women to develop diseases like ovarian cancer and mesothelioma. Many women also lost their lives. The company has set aside Rs 3,000 crore every year for such cases.