Stakes High For J&J At Start Of Latest Baby Powder Trial

By Emily Field (February 8, 2017, 10:27 PM EST) -- After last year's trio of multimillion-dollar verdicts against Johnson & Johnson over claims that its talc-based baby powder causes ovarian cancer, attorneys will be watching the latest trial, set to kick off Thursday morning, to see if the fourth time will be a charm for the company.

The stakes are high for J&J, which racked up nearly $200 million in losses in Missouri state court last year as it faces more than 1,000 such cases in the state, plus centralized litigation in California and New Jersey. The pharmaceutical giant will have another crack at convincing jurors that the science doesn't support...

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