Power house beauty label Johnson & Johnson have had to pay the ultimate price of $110.5 million (US) to a Virginian woman, who has claimed that their products caused her cancer.
Lois Slemp, the woman, has been using their products for more than four decades, and was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. She claims that their products containing talcum powder were the sole reason behind her illness, and she won the court order.
The product in question is Johnson & Johnsons's Baby Powder, which is formulated with the ingredient talc.
The ingredient is a mineral powder made from magnesium, silicon, hydrogen and oxygen... which is found in regular face and eye powders anyway, but it's considered dangerous when the mineral isn't properly purified. It contains asbestos, which is a known carcinogen.
According to Associated Press, this case is the largest settlement from a series of familiar lawsuits against the company. They also own brands such as Aveno, Clean & Clear and Neutrogena.
Spokeswoman for the company Carol Goodrich has said in a statement that, "We are preparing for additional trials this year and will continue to defend the safety of Johnson's Baby Powder."