J&J fined $72 mn for cancer death linked to talc

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American conglomerate Johnson & Johnson was on Monday ordered by a US jury to pay $72 million to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to the use of the company’s talc-based powders. Notably, the company is facing claims that it has failed for decades to warn customers that its talc-based products could cause cancer.In a verdict announced late Monday night, jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis awarded the family of Jacqueline Fox $10 million of actual damages and $62 million of punitive damages, according to the family’s lawyers and court records.