Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $29 million in talc cancer trial

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Johnson & Johnson has been ordered by a California jury to pay $29 million to a woman after she blamed the talcum-powder-based products for causing her mesothelioma.

 

The verdict was awarded on Wednesday after jurors found the talc-based products used by Leavitt were defective and consumers were not warned about the health risks.

It marks the latest defeat for the firm, which faces more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide.

The New Jersey-based company, however, said it would appeal, citing “serious procedural and evidentiary errors” during the trial.

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