Johnson & Johnson Loses Bid to Reverse $4.7 Billion Verdict in Baby Powder Case - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 19, 2018
Johnson & Johnson lost its motion on Wednesday to reverse a jury verdict that awarded $4.69 billion to women who blamed their ovarian cancer on asbestos in the company’s baby powder and other talc products, The New York Times reports. Missouri Circuit Court Judge Rex Burlison upheld the verdict, which represented one of the largest personal injury awards on record. Johnson & Johnson has known for decades about the risk of asbestos contamination in its talc, but fought to keep negative information behind closed doors. The company said the verdict could still be reversed in appeals court.