Jury orders J & J to pay $550 million in Missouri asbestos cancer case

A Missouri jury on Thursday found Johnson&Johnson liable in a lawsuit filed by 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including J&J Baby Powder, contain asbestos and caused them ovarian cancer, and ordered the company to pay $550 million in compensatory damages.
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Johnson&Johnson failed to persuade a Missouri trial judge to set aside a verdict awarding a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company's Baby Powder and other talc products.
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Healthcare conglomerate Johnson&Johnson has lost its motion to reverse a verdict that awarded $4.7 billion to women who blamed ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company's Baby Powder and other talc products, a Missouri court ruled on Wednesday.
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Johnson&Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades.
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Johnson&Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades.
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Johnson&Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades.
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Johnson&Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades.
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