J&J Baby Powder Caused Ovarian Cancer, Jury Told

Law360, Los Angeles (April 13, 2016, 6:32 PM EDT) -- A woman who developed ovarian cancer after decades of using Johnson & Johnson baby powder on her genitals urged a Missouri state jury Tuesday to find the company liable for her ailment, saying it had long known about the link between genital baby powder use and cancer.

The trial is the second of dozens brought by women whose claims were consolidated in a complaint filed against J&J in the Circuit Court of St. Louis in 2014. In the first case, a jury in February slammed Johnson & Johnson with a $72 million verdict.

On Tuesday afternoon, plaintiffs' attorney Allen R. Smith...

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