Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Powder is a soft dry powder designed to absorb moisture off of the skin, cause less friction in sensitive areas, be soft and gentle for baby’s skin, and be hypoallergenic. The powder is used world wide to help keep small children’s skin soft, smooth, and irritation free. However, recent studies have found a link between Talcum Powder and ovarian cancer.
Current Talcum Powder Lawsuits
Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million of damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her use of the J&J’s talc-based Baby Powder for several decades.
In a verdict announced on February 22, 2016, the court of St. Louis awarded the family of Jacqueline Fox $10 million of actual damages and $62 million of punitive damages. The verdict is the first by a U.S. jury to award damages over the claims.
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