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J&J Ordered to Pay $550 Million in Talc Asbestos Cancer Case

  • 22 women claimed ovarian cancer caused by J&J baby powder
  • J&J denied asbestos in talc products, link to ovarian cancer
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Why J&J Investors Aren't So Concerned About $4.69B Talc Verdict
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Johnson & Johnson must pay at least $550 million in damages to women who claimed asbestos in the company’s talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer, a St. Louis jury said.

After reaching a unanimous verdict Thursday to award compensatory damages for 22 plaintiffs that averaged $25 million apiece, jurors will resume deliberations over how much to award in punishment damages.