In brief: J&J ordered to pay $417m in talcum powder case

In brief: J&J ordered to pay $4.7bn in talc case
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Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been ordered by a Californian jury to pay $417 million to a woman who claimed to have developed ovarian cancer after using baby powder.

This marks the largest award to date in a slew of lawsuits claiming J&J didn’t do enough to warn users about the risks of using its talcum powders.

As before, the firm is planning to appeal the verdict. A J&J spokeswoman has defended the products.

The verdict included $70 million in compensatory damages and a further $347 million in punitive damages.