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Johnson & Johnson Must Pay $186M in Punitive Damages In Baby Powder Case

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On February 6, 2020, a jury handed punitive verdicts of $750 million to Johnson & Johnson for claims the company knowingly sold baby powder containing asbestos, which led to the development of mesothelioma in four individuals.

The judge later reduced the verdict to $186 million. The mesothelioma victims were represented by three lawyers, including Christopher M. Placitella of Cohen, Placitella, & Roth PC.

Additional Media Coverage

New Jersey Law Journal: Jury Hits J&J With $750M Talc Verdict
New York Times: Jury Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $750 Million in New Jersey Talc Case
Asbury Press: How a Red Bank lawyer won a $750 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson

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