Jacqueline Fox, the plaintiff in a trial set to begin on February 1, 2016 in the Circuit Court of The City of St. Louis, Missouri passed away Oct. 6, 2015, after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Her son Marvin Salter will now be her representative in the trial which will proceed as planned.
Ms. Fox was 59 years of age when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Since then, she went through multiple surgeries and chemotherapy regimens. Ms. Fox used Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for female hygiene for more than 35 years. Johnson & Johnson failed to warn her about the risk of ovarian cancer. To this day, those products provide no mention of the risk of cancer even though the talc mining company has been providing Johnson & Johnson with a warning of such a risk since 2006. In addition, the medical literature has suggested a risk of ovarian cancer as far back as the 1970s.