Jury orders J & J to pay $4.7 billion in Missouri asbestos cancer case

A Missouri jury on Thursday ordered Johnson&Johnson to pay a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer.
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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.Reuters Health Information
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Johnson&Johnson has vowed to appeal a $4.7 billion verdict awarded to 22 women who claim asbestos-contaminated talc in the company's products gave them ovarian cancer by arguing the plaintiffs' science was flawed and the case should not have been heard in Missouri.
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(CNN) — After 8 hours of deliberations Thursday, a St. Louis jury awarded $4.69 billion to 22 women who sued pharmaceutical giant Johnson &Johnson alleging their ovarian cancer was caused by using its powder as a part of their daily feminine hygiene routine. The jury award includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. It’s the largest verdict against the company that has sold Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powder for decades. The jurors sat through weeks of testimony listening to experts who explained the complicated science, workers at Johnson &John...
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A Missouri jury Thursday ordered Johnson &Johnson to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women who claim asbestos in the company’s talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. It is the largest verdict to date the consumer goods giant has faced in an asbestos-talc case. The Circuit Court of the City of St. Louis handed down $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages in the verdict, averaging about $25 million apiece for the 22 plaintiffs. J&J currently faces roughly 9,000 cases that blame its talc products — including the company’s iconic Johnson’s Baby Powder —...
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Johnson&Johnson was ordered Thursday to pay $4.7 billion to 22 women and their families who say the company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer. The New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company (NYS: JNJ) has faced charges that its talc-based products contain asbestos. The trial was brought forward by women who contend that J&J-branded baby powder contained the cancer-causing substance dating back at least to the 1970s. They also contend that J&J knew its talc was contaminated but …
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Johnson&Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.69 billion to women who argued in court that its talc products contained asbestos, causing them to develop ovarian cancer.
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22 women and their families claimed asbestos in company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer; J&J will appeal
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A jury in St. Louis, Mo., has awarded nearly $4.7 billion US in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson &Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer, in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder.
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22 women and their families claimed asbestos in company's talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer; J&J will appeal
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A St. Louis jury Thursday awarded $550 million in compensatory damages to 22 women who said Johnson&Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) talcum powder cased their ovarian cancer. The St. Louis Circuit Court jury unanimously decided to next consider punitive damages against Johnson&Johnson for not warning about cancer risks from talcum powder and asbestos. Although other talc cases have been based on cancer claims, it ’s the first case claiming an asbestos connection. Six of the women have died; family members…
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