Missouri jury finds against woman who blames cancer on talcum powder

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- A St. Louis Jury has cleared Johnson & Johnson of causing a cancer in a woman who said she had used the company's talcum powder. 

The Missouri woman said her ovarian cancer was caused by powder that was tainted with asbestos. 

The jury found that the the Johnson & Johnson product did not contribute to Vickie Forrest's health problems. Forrest claimed the company failed to propertly warn her about health risks associated with Johnson's Baby Powder.

Johnson & Johnson has now won eight cases related to talc. 

Last year a St. Louis court awarded a $4.7 billion verdict for more than 20 women who said using the product caused their cancers. More than 16,000 lawsuits remain from women who blame repeated use of the Johnson & Johnson product for their cancers.