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J&J Verdict Reaches Almost $26 Million in Baby Powder Trial

Margaret Cronin Fisk
J&J Verdict Reaches Almost $26 Million in Baby Powder Trial

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a California jury to pay $4 million in punitive damages to a 68-year-old woman who claimed her deadly cancer was caused by asbestos in the company’s baby powder. J&J said it would appeal. “We will continue to defend the safety of our product because it does not contain asbestos or cause mesothelioma,’’ said spokeswoman Carol Goodrich.