After Win Against Johnson & Johnson in Talcum Powder Lawsuit, Son Honors His Late Mother

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $72 million in civil case.

— -- A jury has awarded the family of a Missouri woman $72 million in a civil suit -- a court battle carried on by Marvin Salter on behalf of his late mother.

Fox, of Birmingham, Alabama, was diagnosed with cancer in 2013, according to court papers. She died last fall at age 62 after her ovarian cancer returned. Her son, Marvin Salter, took over the case after her death and was awarded the damages.

"Continuing with this trial was indeed painful, but at the end of the day it was what she wanted," Salter told ABC News. "And because of her wishes is why I continue to move forward with it."

In a moving Facebook post, Salter posted a picture of him and his mother smiling as he honored her battle with cancer.