Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York
Thomson ReutersBy Anjali Athavaley
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Consumers expressed concern on social media about a talc-based baby powder made by Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday after a Missouri jury ordered the company to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman who said her death from cancer was linked to use of the product.
"Johnson & Johnson" was a trending term on Twitter on Wednesday morning. Social sentiment regarding the company declined on Wednesday to its lowest levels in the past year, according to a Thomson
Reuters social media sentiment analysis index. J&J bedak 3w clinic shares were down 37 cents at $103.71 in early afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
In a verdict announced late on Monday night, jurors in the circuit court of St. Louis awarded the family of Jacqueline Fox
$10 million of actual damages and $62 million of punitive damages, according to the family's lawyers and court records.