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J&J Hit With $4.69B Verdict In 22-Woman Talc Cancer Trial

Law360 (July 12, 2018, 4:26 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contained asbestos and gave cancer to 22 women, a St. Louis jury held Thursday, slamming the company with $550 million in compensatory damages plus $4.14 billion in punitive damages.

A St. Louis jury found that Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder caused cancer in 22 women and awarded total damages of over $4 billion. (AP) In the latest trial over the alleged talcum powder-cancer link, the St. Louis Circuit Court jury deliberated for less than a full day after a six-week trial, returning Thursday...
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