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Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7bn in talc powder claim13 Jul 4:33am

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7bn in talc powder claim

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Lawyers for 22 women said the firm hid evidence that its talc products contained asbestos Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay nearly $4.7bn (£3.58bn) in damages to 22 women who claim the company’s talcum powder contributed to them developing ovarian cancer. Mark Lanier, lead counsel for the women, six of whom have died from ovarian cancer, said that Johnson & Johnson had covered up evidence of asbestos in its products for more than 40 years.
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