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California jury directs Johnson & Johnson to pay $29M in talc cancer trial


Devdiscourse News Desk california United States
Updated: 14-03-2019 06:06 IST
California jury directs Johnson & Johnson to pay $29M in talc cancer trial

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A California jury on Wednesday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $29 million to a woman who alleged that asbestos in the company's talcum-powder-based products, including Johnson's Baby Powder, caused her mesothelioma, the latest defeat for the healthcare conglomerate which is facing thousands of similar lawsuits.

J&J denies allegations that its talc causes cancer, saying numerous studies and tests by regulators worldwide have shown that its talc is safe and asbestos-free.

The New Jersey-based company is likely to appeal the verdict, which was made in California Superior Court in Oakland.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : United States

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