Johnson & Johnson got hit Wednesday with a $29 million verdict in a case in which a California woman claimed she got mesothelioma after using its baby powder as a base for makeup or dry shampoo.
The verdict, announced Wednesday afternoon, excludes punitive damages but awards $24 million in noneconomic damages to Teresa Leavitt, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017, according to coverage of the trial by Courtroom View Network. The jury’s finding comes one day after a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee heard testimony about the safety concerns surrounding cosmetic talc.
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