California jury awards US$29M in baby powder cancer case
|CTVnews 13 Mar 2019 at 22:17|
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A California jury has awarded $29 million to a woman who claimed her terminal cancer was caused by Johnson & Johnson baby powder.
Jurors in Oakland found the company liable Wednesday in a suit that claims asbestos in the powder gave Teresa Leavitt mesothelioma.
Some 13,000 similar lawsuits around the country allege New Jersey-based Johnson & Johnson hid the powder s health risks from the public for decades.
Requests for comment from the company weren t immediately returned.
Johnson & Johnson insists its powder is demonstrably safe and asbestos-free but it has lost a string of court cases.