Johnson & Johnson wins MO verdict reversal

Johnson and Johnson won the reversal of a verdict that would have forced them to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who claim her death from ovarian cancer was linked to the company’s talc-based baby powder. The Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District used a US Supreme Court decision that limited where injury lawsuits could be filed. The woman named in the case was Jacqueline Fox from Alabama who died in 2015. The court said her case could not be filed in St. Louis. Her case was included in a suit filed claiming the company did not adequately warn consumers of the risks of talc. Two of those included in the case being tried in Missouri are Missouri residents. Johnson and Johnson is facing over 4,800 plaintiffs nationally.

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