J&J loses talc appeal but court slashes damages

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Damages awarded to women who claimed Johnson’s baby powder and other talc products caused ovarian cancer have been slashed in half, but the Missouri court rejected the company’s appeal. The court reduced the damages awarded to $2.12bn after dismissing claims from 22 women and families. The amount includes $1.62bn in punitive and $500m in compensatory damages. The original award was…

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