A jury in St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015, which, her family claimed, was the direct result of using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder for nearly 50 years. Talcum powder has been linked to cancer, though not conclusively. Despite the lack of compelling evidence, the jury believed that the company should have done more to warn buyers of the potential risks of using its products. This decision could have far-ranging effects on other manufacturers that have to consider the possible product liability risks associated with their products.