Jury Awards $72M In Johnson & Johson Talcum Powder Cancer Case

 Thursday, February 25, 2016

 St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A jury here has awarded $72 million in damages on a woman’s claim that her longtime use of baby powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to the ovarian cancer that killed her. The St. Louis Circuit Court jury found that the company failed to warn the public and conspired to hide the truth, said Jim Onder, one of the lead attorneys, who practices in Webster Groves. Johnson & Johnson, a health care giant based in New Brunswick, N.J., is expected to appeal. It issued a statement Tuesday insisting the products are safe.