Jury Finds Ovarian Cancer caused by Talcum Powder

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July 16, 2018 Categories: Product Liability, Settlements and Lawsuits

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Jury Finds Ovarian Cancer caused by Talcum Powder

Johnson & Johnson must pay $4.14 billion in punitive damages after a jury found that plaintiffs’ ovarian cancers were caused by asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products. Popular products like Shower-to-Shower, and “Johnson’s Baby Powder” have been linked to ovarian cancer after regular use.

22 plaintiffs were awarded $25 million each. Johnson & Johnson plans to appeal the decision.

“The jury reached a unanimous verdict Thursday to award compensatory damages for 22 plaintiffs that averaged $25 million apiece. The jurors then deliberated over how much to award in punishment damages.”

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