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Missouri State Jury Awards More Than $70 Million In Talcum Powder Suit

(October 28, 2016, 1:11 PM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — A Missouri jury on Oct. 27 awarded a woman who developed ovarian cancer after prolonged use of talcum powder made by Johnson & Johnson more than $70 million in compensatory and punitive damages (Deborah Giannecchini v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., No. 1422-CC09012-01, Mo. 22nd Jud. Cir.).

The jury in the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri found that Johnson & Johnson, which made and sold the powder, and Imerys Talc America Inc., the company that mines the talc, were responsible for Deborah...
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