St. Louis jury rejects lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson

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Posted: Mar 03, 2017 6:09 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis jury has rejected a woman's claim that Johnson & Johnson baby powder contributed to her ovarian cancer.

The 11-1 verdict came Friday in a lawsuit filed by 55-year-old Nora Daniels, of Columbia, Tennessee, against Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc, a talcum powder supplier.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2lF7Q0Z ) the verdict for Johnson & Johnson came after three previous St. Louis juries found against the company in similar lawsuits. Those verdicts last year awarded a total of $197 million to the plaintiffs.

About 2,000 state and federal lawsuits have been filed against the company claiming a link between the powder and ovarian cancer.

Daniels said that she used Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder from 1978 to 2013, when she was diagnosed with ovarian and uterine cancer.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com