A Missouri jury has awarded nearly $4.7 billion in a case where 22 women developed ovarian cancer, they said, as a result of alleged asbestos-laced talcum powder made by Johnson & Johnson.

According to a press release from the firm representing the plaintiffs, the 12-member jury awarded $550 million in compensatory damages, as well as $4.14 billion in punitive damages against the pharmaceutical giant.

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