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.

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Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women and accounts for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. There is no reliable screening test for ovarian cancer and a Pap test does not detect the disease. “Basketball Wives LA”  star Brandi Maxiell joined Roland Martin Thursday on “NewsOne Now” to talk about ovarian cancer and […]