$4.69 Billion Verdict in 22-Plaintiff Asbestos-in-Talc Trial

$4.69 Billion Verdict in 22-Plaintiff Asbestos-in-Talc Trial

A state court jury in St. Louis jury awarded $550 million in actual damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages to 22 plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson alleging that the company’s talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer. This trial differed from previous talcum powder cases in that the plaintiffs alleged that their ovarian cancer was caused by asbestos in the talc.  [7/13/18]

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