Large jury awards for damages allegedly caused by products we may use frequently are not new. Take, for example, this story of a widow who successfully sued a tobacco company and received over $20 billion after her husband died of lung cancer from chain-smoking cigarettes. And today, a jury in St. Louis awarded nearly $5 billion to 22 women who sued Johnson & Johnson. They alleged “their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine.”
Have you ever pondered how much poor health or medical problems may affect your financial health?
The global market for anti-aging skincare treatments is expected to surpass $191 billion by 2019. In the U.S., 85 percent of women apply an average of 16 skincare and cosmetic products every day. And another study showed that men spend as much as women – about $8 a day – on their skin.
It’s human nature to want to minimize or deny uncomfortable or bad news. This is especially true when it comes to news about our health.
You are the product of your mother and father. That fact becomes clearer with each new genetic discovery. Very specific genetic testing can determine whether your blood is likely to clot and cause a heart attack, whether you are likely to have diabetes, and whether you are at risk for dementia or schizophrenia.
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