Jury Awards $72 Million in Talcum Powder Case Against Johnson and Johnson
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A St. Louis jury awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer. The family claimed her death was linked to talcum powder. The lawsuit was against Johnson and Johnson, according to CBS St. Louis.
Johnson and Johnson was found guilty of negligence, conspiracy and fraud.
Winning attorney Jim Onder said to CBS St. Louis Jackie Fox died, in part, because Johnson and Johnson did not properly warn its consumers of the dangers.
The $72 million verdict is the first talcum powder award of its kind in the nation linking the powder to ovarian cancer.
“Johnson and Johnson has known about the hazards associated with talcum powder and it’s basically a conspired to hide that fact from the public and from the medical community,” Onder said to CBS St. Louis.
The victim’s family claimed she used Johnson and Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower body powder for more than 35 years. Johnson and Johnson said their product is safe.