Johnson and Johnson Ordered to Pay $110 Million

A St. Louis jury is ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay more than 110-million dollars to a Lois Slemp,  who blames the company's talcum products for her ovarian cancer. The  tally being $5.4-million in compensatory damages – and $105-million in  punitive damages.

The Virginia woman's lawsuit is one of more than three-thousand that  accuses the world's biggest health care products company of ignoring  studies that link Johnson & Johnson baby powder and Shower to Shower  talcs to ovarian cancer. Slemp says she developed cancer after four  decades of using talc-containing products. The lawsuits say J-and-J  failed to warn customers about the risk.

A company spokeswoman says Johnson & Johnson will appeal the verdict.

Source: Fortune