Johnson & Johnson is offering $8.9 billion to settle allegations that its talcum-based baby powder causes cancer years after a court blocked a $72 million judgment to a Black woman plaintiff.

Jacqueline Fox, 62, of Birmingham, Alabama, who was Black, died in 2015. She alleged that Johnson & Johnson baby powder contributed to her ovarian cancer.


A St. Louis jury ruled on Monday that Johnson & Johnson must pay the family of Jacqueline Fox $72 million in damages for the role its products played in the woman's death from stage-3 ovarian cancer after a two-year battle.