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J&J, Imerys must pay $80 million punitive damages in case linking cancer to asbestos in talc

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(Reuters) - and an unit must pay an additional $80 million in in a lawsuit claiming a man developed cancer due to his exposure to in talc-based products, a state court jury said on Wednesday.

The decision brings the total award to $117 million, including the jury's verdict on Thursday which ordered the two companies to pay $37 million in compensatory

The verdict by jurors in New Brunswick, New Jersey, came in the second trial nationally to focus on claims that J&J's products contained as the company separately fights thousands of cases claiming they can also cause ovarian cancer.

(Reporting by Tina Bellon)

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 00:35 IST