August 21, 2017

L.A. jury awards $347 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson in talc case

Reuters reports that a jury in Los Angeles today awarded $417 million in damages, including $347 million in punitive damages, against Johnson & Johnson.

This verdict follows on the heels of four other large verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in Missouri, all based on claims that the company's talc products cause ovarian cancer.  A fifth case ended in a defense verdict.

This verdict is the third-largest verdict of the year nationwide, according to Bloomberg.

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