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$4.7 Billion Judgment for Asbestos in Powder

In the largest verdict yet to hit pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson (J&J), a jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who allege the company's talcum powder caused their ovarian cancer. This includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. The cancer survivors, as well as the loved ones of six plaintiffs who died from ovarian cancer, testified that they used J&J's talcum powder, including Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products, for decades, particularly in their genital area.  Read more...

 

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