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J&J ordered to pay $4.68 billion to talc-powder plaintiffs

04:35 EDT 13 Jul 2018 | Pharmafile

A Missouri jury has ordered the New Jersey-based healthcare company Johnson and Johnson to pay $4.69 billion to 22 women who claimed that the multinational’s talc-based products had caused them to develop ovarian cancer.

The jury awarded plaintiffs $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages in a record pay-out that has been described by a J&J spokesperson as “fundamentally unfair”.  The massive pay-out followed a six week trial in which testimony was heard from nearly a dozen experts on both sides.

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