A New York Supreme Court jury on Friday handed up a $300 million punitive damages verdict in favor of a woman who claims prolonged exposure to asbestos-containing talcum powder caused her to develop mesothelioma.
The verdict, announced in a Manhattan courtroom, which includes $200 million against Johnson & Johnson and $100 million against Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., comes little more than a week after the same jury handed up a $25 million verdict for compensatory damages. With Friday’s verdict, the total award in the case comes to $325 million.
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