J&J ordered to pay woman $149 million
Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $149 million to a US woman who says she developed ovarian cancer after 40 years of using of its talc-based products for feminine hygiene.
Lois Slemp, who lives in Virginia, is undergoing chemotherapy after her ovarian cancer, initially diagnosed in 2012, returned and spread to her liver.
She claimed she developed cancer after four decades of daily use of talc-containing products produced by J&J, specifically the well-known Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower Powder.
Thursday's verdict in Missouri awarded $S6