Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a Missouri state jury to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer linked to her use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and other products. The verdict is the first in the U.S. to award damages over claims related to these products.
Below are visualizations showing incidence and mortality rates of ovarian cancer, research funding for ovarian cancer, and investors’ reaction to the news.
Incidence and Mortality of Ovarian Cancer in the United States
Research Funding for Ovarian Cancer in the United States
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stock Price