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USJ&J, Colgate ordered to pay nearly $10 million in California talc cancer case

03:50  13 june  2019
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J&J, Colgate ordered to pay nearly $10 million in California talc cancer case© Provided by CNBC LLC Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York.

A California jury on Wednesday ruled in favor of a plaintiff who blamed her rare asbestos-related cancer on talcum-based products made by Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive.

Plaintiff Patricia Schmitz will be awarded $4.8 million in damages from each company, a state court jury said. Schmitz said she developed mesothelioma after using both J&J's baby powder and Colgate's Cashmere Bouquet for most of her life. She was not awarded punitive damages.

The ruling was another setback for J&J. The consumer products company, which makes everything from Tylenol to Aveeno lotions, faces more than 13,000 talc-related lawsuits. Just two weeks ago, J&J was ordered to pay $300 million in punitive damages to a woman in New York who blamed her cancer on the company's talc products. That same day jurors in a similar case in South Carolina cleared the company of liability.

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The baby-product company will pay 0 million in compensatory damages. A Missouri jury on Thursday found Johnson & Johnson liable in a lawsuit filed by 22 women who alleged the company's talc -based products, including J & J Baby Powder, contain asbestos and caused them ovarian cancer

A California jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 7 million to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer after using the The Los Angeles Superior Court jury’s verdict in favor of California resident Eva Echeverria was the largest yet in lawsuits alleging J & J failed to

J&J denies allegations that its talc causes cancer. It said numerous studies and tests by regulators worldwide have shown that its talc is safe and asbestos-free.

"We will pursue an appeal because Johnson's Baby Powder does not contain asbestos or cause cancer, as supported by decades of independent clinical evidence," a spokesperson for J&J said in a statement. "There were serious procedural and evidentiary errors in the proceeding that required us to move for mistrial on multiple occasions and we believe provide strong grounds for appeal."

A spokesperson for Colgate said that the "trial suffered from numerous significant legal and evidentiary errors that we believe unfairly prejudiced the defense." The person did not say whether the company would pursue an appeal.

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Johnson & Johnson on Thursday was ordered by a Missouri jury to pay over 0 million to a Virginia woman Slemp claimed she developed cancer after four decades of using talc -containing products produced A third jury hit J & J and Imerys with a million verdict in October. The case is Slemp v

A Missouri court has ordered pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson to pay million in While Fox had other health problems that could have played a role in her cancer diagnosis, the attorneys “We sympathize with the plaintiff's family but firmly believe the safety of cosmetic talc is supported by

J&J relaunched its iconic namesake baby product line last summer to reverse a decline in the company's baby care unit. While trusted for decades, the 124-year-old brand had fallen out of touch with consumers, namely millennial moms, who opted instead for natural products from trendy upstart brands.

— CNBC's Angelica LaVito contributed to this report.

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