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California Jury Awards $29 Million to Cancer Patient Who Used J&J Talc Powder

A jury in California has awarded $29 million to a woman who said the asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s powder products gave her cancer.

In a statement, Johnson & Johnson said it plans to appeal the decision, claiming there were serious “procedural and evidentiary errors.” J&J alleges that the woman’s lawyers failed to prove that asbestos was actually in the product.

Johnson & Johnson is facing more than 13,000 lawsuits across the country over its talc-based products.

“We respect the legal process and reiterate that jury verdicts are not medical, scientific or regulatory conclusions about a product,” J&J said in a statement on Wednesday.

Read the full story at Reuters.