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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $72 Million for Ovarian Cancer Death Linked to Talcum Powder

Justice scale on blue backgroundA jury in the Missouri Circuit Court in St. Louis has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $72 million in a wrongful death suit.

The lawsuit was filed by the family of Jackie Fox who died of ovarian cancer. The family claims that the cancer was caused by the J&J talcum powder that Fox used throughout her life. According to the lawsuit, the company failed to warn the customers that the talc used in their feminine hygiene products can migrate through the vagina and increase the risk of ovarian cancer.

The jury found that the company was aware of the increased risk of ovarian cancer from talc but did not take any action to warn the customers.

The company has been ordered to pay $10 million in compensatory damages and $62 million in punitive damages.

Ohio County Circuit Court Awards $18 Million to Family of Man Killed in Explosion

cropped-Fotolia_72101625_XS.jpgThe Circuit Court of Ohio County has awarded $18 Million to the family of a man killed in an explosion at a Tyler County oil and gas operation in 2013.

According to the lawsuit, Bruce Phipps, 56, was killed due to negligence of companies that were involved in operating the Eureka-Hunter Pipeline, LLC Twin Hickory pig launching and receiving station.

The lawsuit named Eureka-Hunter Pipeline, LLC, Transtex Hunter, LLC, Apex Pipeline Services, Inc., Triad Hunter, LLC, Exterran Energy Solutions, LP, Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation and Western Oilfields Supply Company, Inc. dba Rain For Rent as defendants.