INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7 billion damages in cancer case

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A Missouri jury initially awarded $550 million in compensation accompanied by $4.1 billion in punitive damages.

The verdict comes as Johnson & Johnson faces roughly 9 000 legal cases involving its baby powder.

Six of the 22 women represented in this case have died from ovarian cancer, which has been attributed to the company’s talc powder.

The pharmaceutical giant plans to appeal.

Read more on bbc.com

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