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Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.96 bn in damages in baby powder lawsuit

IANS  |  Washington 

A jury in the US on Thursday ordered to pay $4.69 billion in to 22 women and their families who had claimed the company's caused them to develop

The compensation awarded by a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, is divided into $550 million in compensatory and another $4.14 billion in punitive damages, reported.

This is the largest has faced to date among about 9,000 similar cases.

The plaintiffs, six of whom have already died, alleged that found in the baby-product company's talcum powder caused their since the 1970s.

Johnson & Johnson, which has announced that it will appeal against the verdict, argues that its products do not contain or cause



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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 07:28 IST