Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million in case linking baby powder to ovarian cancer

baby-powder_1024A Missouri jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay damages of US$72 million to the family of Jackie Fox, a 62-year-old Alabama woman who died in October 2015, and whose daily baby powder use has been blamed for her terminal ovarian cancer.

The case is part of a larger set of claims that, for decades, Johnson & Johnson has failed to adequately warn its customers of the potential link between talc-based products and certain types of cancer, with around 1,000 more cases having been filed in Missouri state court, and another 200 in New Jersey.

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