Johnson & Johnson to pay $6.32 billion in talcum powder cancer case

A St Louis jury has awarded more than $6 billion ($US4.7 billion) in total damages to 22 women and their families after they claimed asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to their ovarian cancer, in the first case against the company that focused on asbestos in the powder.

The jury announced the $5.6 billion ($US4.14 billion) award in punitive damages shortly after awarding $742 million ($US550 million) in compensatory damages after a six-week trial in St Louis Circuit Court.

To read more about this case, visit the website at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-13/johnson-and-johnson-ordered-to-pay-over-talcum-ovarian-cancer/9992078

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