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Women Win Talcum Powder Lawsuit Against J&J

By: KMOV for CBS

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- A jury in St. Louis has awarded nearly $4.7 billion in damages to 22 women and their families.

The women sued the company Johnson and Johnson, claiming the company's talcum powder contained asbestos, which gave them ovarian cancer.

The trial lasted six weeks in St. Louis Circuit Court. 

Gail Ingham, one of the women who sued Johnson And Johnson told reporters the trial was really about making sure no one else gets sick.

"The money really isn't the important part. It's for woman to learn about what's in Talc and get it off there. And maybe one or more will never have to go through this, or you won't have to put it on your babies, because that's the important thing about it."

A spokesperson for Johnson and Johnson said in a statement that the company believes its products are safe and they plan to appeal the decision.


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