Jury Awards $29 Million to California Woman Who Claimed Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Caused Cancer

March 14, 2019

(ABC News) – A California jury awarded $29 million on Wednesday to a woman who sued Johnson & Johnson, claiming that asbestos in its talcum-based baby powder caused her cancer. An Alameda County jury in Oakland, California, held Johnson & Johnson responsible for Teresa Leavitt’s mesothelioma — a cancer linked to asbestos exposure — through her use of baby powder.

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