Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $72 Million In Cancer Death


Johnson & Johnson Ordered To Pay $72 Million In Cancer Death Linked To Talcum Powder



A St. Louis , Missouri, court jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her long-time use of the healthcare company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products.

Jurors in the circuit court awarded the family of Jacqueline Fox from Birmingham, Alabama, $10 million of actual damages and $62 million of punitive damages, according to local media reports Tuesday.  Fox died in October last year at the age of 62, three years after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Shortly before her death she recorded an audio deposition, saying she had used Johnson & Johnson talc powder products for feminine hygiene for more than 35 years, St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

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