J&J Hit With $300M Punitive Damages Verdict In NY Talc Trial

By Emily Field (May 31, 2019, 5:11 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson was hit with $300 million in punitive damages on Friday after a New York state jury found the company responsible for a woman's mesothelioma she developed after decades of using J&J talc bath products.

Plaintiff Donna Olson blamed Johnson & Johnson's baby powder and Shower to Shower powder for her cancer. (AP) The jury earlier in May awarded plaintiff Donna Olson, 66, and her husband, Robert Olson, $25 million in compensatory damages, bringing the total verdict to $325 million. Donna Olson's 2017 suit claimed that her daily use of J&J's baby powder and scented Shower to Shower products from...

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