A jury in the US state of Missouri has ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to pay $72million to the family of a woman who claimed her death was linked to use of the company’s Baby Powder talc.
Jackie Fox from Birmingham, Alabama died of ovarian cancer last year, aged 62, having used the talc for decades.
Her family argued that the firm knew of talc risks and failed to warn users.
J&J denied the claim and is said to be considering an appeal. Researchers say links with ovarian cancer are unproven.
A company spokeswoman said: “We have no higher responsibility than the health and safety of consumers, and we are disappointed with the outcome of the trial.