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Johnson & Johnson Loses Bid To Set Aside $4.7 Billion Award In Talc Asbestos Case

WorldNews Thursday, 20 December 2018
Johnson & Johnson Loses Bid To Set Aside $4.7 Billion Award In Talc Asbestos CaseJohnson & Johnson failed to persuade a Missouri trial judge to set aside a July verdict awarding a record $4.69 billion to 22 women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company’s Baby Powder and other talc products, Reuters reports. The healthcare company faces thousands of lawsuits over the safety of talc in its Baby Powder, a fixture of its consumer products division that has been core to J&J’s reputation as a family friendly company. The trial was the first in which plaintiffs claimed that asbestos fibers in J&J’s talc caused ovarian cancer. It relied on unsealed internal company documents detailing J&J’s alleged knowledge of asbestos contamination since at...
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According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Johnson and Johnson failed to persuade a Missouri trial judge to set aside a verdict awarding a record 4.69 billion dollars to 22 women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company's Baby Powder and other talc products. Court records show...

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