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J&J Hit With $110M Verdict In Latest Mo. Talc Cancer Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (May 4, 2017, 8:12 PM EDT) -- A Missouri jury hit Johnson & Johnson with a $110 million verdict late Thursday in a woman's suit alleging the company's talcum powder products caused her ovarian tumors, handing the company its largest trial loss yet in talc litigation in the state.

Plaintiff Lois Slemp had alleged she developed ovarian cancer in August 2012 after using J&J's baby powder and Shower to Shower products on her genital area on a daily basis for 40 years. (AP) After a little more than a full day of deliberations following the 17-day trial in St. Louis, the jury returned about 6:30 p.m. Thursday with a...

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