Lois Slemp, of Virginia, had filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleging she developed ovarian cancer in 2012 after using the company’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products daily for 40 years.
On May 4, 2017, a Missouri jury awarded $66 million from J&J, $39 million from J&J Consumer and $50,000 from Imerys, J&J talc supplier, in punitive damages. The jury also awarded Slemp $5.4 million in compensatory damages and ascribed 99 percent of the fault to the two J&J entities and 1 percent of the fault to co-defendant Imerys.
Further St. Louis talc trials are set for June and July. The first California trial is set for July.
For more information about this trial read this article by the Los Angeles Times.