Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $72M In Case Linking Baby Powder To Ovarian Cancer
It's the first time a jury has ordered the company to pay damages over claims that it knew decades ago that its talc-based products could cause cancer and failed to warn its customers.
The Associated Press:
Missouri Jury Awards $72M In Johnson & Johnson Cancer Suit
A Missouri jury has awarded $72 million to the family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer, which she said was caused by using Johnson & Johnson's well-known baby powder and other products containing talcum. The civil suit by Jackie Fox of Birmingham was part of a broader claim in the city of St. Louis Circuit Court involving nearly 60 people. Her son took over as plaintiff following his mother's October 2015 death at 62, more than two years after her diagnosis. (2/23)
J&J Must Pay $72 Million Over Talc Tied To Woman's Cancer
Johnson & Johnson must pay $72 million to the family of a woman who blamed her fatal ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum powder in the first state-court case over the claims to go to trial. Jurors in St. Louis on Monday concluded J&J should pay $10 million in compensatory damages and $62 million in a punishment award to the family of Jackie Fox, who died of ovarian cancer last year after using Johnson’s baby powder and another talc-based product for years. (Bross and Feeley, 2/23)