Missouri Court Cuts Talc-Powder Verdict Against J&J to $2.1 Billion

Appeals court upholds jury’s verdict in Johnson’s Baby Powder case, while reducing the damages J&J must pay by more than half.

A Missouri appeals court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder caused ovarian cancer in 22 women, though the court reduced by more than half the $4.69 billion in damages J&J was ordered to pay.

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