Jury orders J&J to pay $4.7 billion in Missouri asbestos cancer case

FILE PHOTO: A bottle of Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New York, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Illustration

(Reuters) – A Missouri jury on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $4.69 billion 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 […]

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