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Jury orders J&J to pay $550 million in Missouri asbestos cancer case


By Tina BellonA Missouri jury on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson JNJ.N to pay $550 million to 22 women who alleged the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused them to develop ovarian cancer.The verdict is the largest J&J has faced to date over allegations that its talc-based products cause cancer. J&J is battling some 9,000 talc cases.Thursday's verdict so far only includes compensatory damages, but the jury, which deliberated less than a day, also unanimously decided to award punitive damages. Those will be determined during a second stage of ...

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 04:00 IST