The son of a woman who was a “true fan” of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder testified before lawmakers, asking for help for women like his mother, who died of ovarian cancer after regularly using talc-based powder.
“I ask that this body use whatever power in its disposal to assist in bringing about justice for my mother,” Marvin Salter said. Salter’s mother, Jackie Fox, sued J&J after she was diagnosed with late-stage ovarian cancer in 2013. She did not live to see the trial in 2016, but a jury awarded her family $72 million. The decision was later overturned.