J&J Hit With $55M Verdict In Ovarian Cancer Trial

By Brandon Lowrey (May 2, 2016, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A Missouri state jury on Monday awarded $55 million to a woman suing Johnson & Johnson over allegations that she developed ovarian cancer after decades of using talc baby powder on her genitals, marking a second major defeat for the company in as many trials over the alleged talc-ovarian cancer link.

The verdict comes on the heels of a $72 million verdict in a similar case awarded in February. Scores of additional lawsuits remain pending in Missouri alleging a link between the product and ovarian cancer.

Monday's verdict in favor of plaintiff Gloria Ristesund came after four weeks of trial and...

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