$29m awarded in Johnson & Johnson cancer case

A California jury has awarded $29m to a woman who said asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum-powder-based products caused her cancer.

Wednesday’s verdict, in California superior court in Oakland, marks the latest defeat for the healthcare conglomerate facing more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide.

The company said it would appeal, citing “serious procedural and evidentiary errors” during the trial, saying lawyers for the woman had fundamentally failed to show its baby powder contains asbestos. The company did not provide further details of the alleged errors.

Read more on this story here: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/mar/14/woman-awarded-29m-in-damages-in-johnson-johnson-cancer-case

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