Jury Hits J&J With $4M Punitives In Talc Cancer Trial
Law360, Los Angeles (May 24, 2018, 1:09 PM EDT) -- A California jury found Thursday that Johnson & Johnson should pay $4 million in punitive damages a day after finding that asbestos in its talc baby powder was responsible for a woman's mesothelioma and awarding the woman $21.7 million in compensatory damages.
The jury in the Los Angeles-area city of West Covina returned on Thursday morning with a verdict awarding plaintiffs Joanne and Gary Anderson $4 million, after finding on Wednesday that punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson were warranted because the company acted with "malice, oppression or fraud," according to the verdict form.
The jury found J&J bears 67 percent of the...
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