Johnson & Johnson, the company found responsible for their talcum powder cancer-causing products, was held liable for $550 million in compensatory damages plus $4.14 billion in punitive damages by a St. Louis jury. In the latest trial over the link between talcum powder and cancer, the St. Louis Circuit Court jury handed down a verdict for 22 women against Johnson & Johnson and subsidiary Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
The St. Louis jury collectively held both Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer responsible for all of the plaintiffs’ injuries. The award for compensatory damages was $550 million. Evidence at trial proved that Johnson & Johnson had deliberately exposed millions of women to asbestos in their baby powder, and that the company had purposely hid testing data and studies that showed their products contained asbestos. The jury held both companies liable for punitive damages to each of the 22 women for a total award of $4.14 billion.
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