J&J Slammed With $72M Verdict In Talc Cancer Case

Law360, New York (February 23, 2016, 1:59 PM EST) -- A jury in St. Louis awarded $72 million late Monday to the estate of a woman who died of ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson's body powder for decades, reportedly the first time the company has been ordered to pay damages over the link between cancer and the talc used in its products.

After about five hours of deliberation, the jury found against J&J and a subsidiary on all counts, including negligence, conspiracy and failure to warn, piling a total of $62 million in punitive damages onto the $10 million it awarded to the estate of Jacqueline Fox, who died...

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