Johnson & Johnson Baby-Powder Sentence Affirmed, Penalty

Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) – Get report Actions slowed Tuesday after an appeals court upheld a ruling in favor of 20 women who attributed their ovarian cancer to talc-based baby powder from the pharmaceutical giant.

But the Missouri Court of Appeals reduced the amount set in a 2018 jury decision to $ 2.12 billion from $ 4.69 billion, Reuters reported.

J&J has found mixed results in the thousands of lawsuits it has faced regarding dust.

The plaintiffs claim that women who use baby powder every day for feminine hygiene suffered asbestos mixed with the powder used to make baby powder.