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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $4.7B in Talc Cancer Suit

Newsy Studio - July 13, 2018
The company called the trial "fundamentally unfair" and says it plans to appeal.
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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $4.7B in Talc Cancer Suit

Johnson & Johnson lost another lawsuit related to its signature baby powder.ย  On Thursday, a jury in St.

Louis ordered the company to payย  almost $4.7 billion ย in damages to more than 20 women who alleged asbestos in the company's talc-based products contributed to their ovarian cancer.

According to Bloomberg , it's the "sixth-largest product-defect verdict in U.S. history." Multiple outlets report Johnson & Johnson is facing a total of some 9,000 claims that their powders cause cancer.

The company, which maintains that its products are safe to use, called the trialย  "fundamentally unfair" ย and said it plans to appeal the decision.

It has successfully overturned a number of similar cases in the past.

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