Huge damages award in talc cancer case


Johnson & Johnson hit with $72m damages in talc cancer case

Image caption Johnson & Johnson said the safety of talc was supported by decades of scientific evidence

A jury in the US state of Missouri has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $72m (£51m) to the family of a woman who claimed her death was linked to use of the company"s Baby Powder talc.

Jackie Fox from Birmingham, Alabama died of ovarian cancer last year, aged 62, having used the talc for decades.

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