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  • Writer's pictureMatt Leckman

Another Plaintiff Verdict ($29 Million) in California Talc Trial

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

Another jury has found healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson liable for the dangers of its Johnson's Baby Powder, rendering a verdict earlier this week in favor of Plaintiff Teresa Leavitt. The case was venued in California state court and involved claims that Ms. Leavitt developed mesothelioma from asbestos in the baby powder. This is just the latest in a number of plaintiff victories in the talc injury litigation, which has seen somewhere over 13,000 cases filed nationwide. The largest talc verdict to date came in July 2018, when a consolidated group of 22 women won a verdict of $4.69 billion relating to their ovarian cancer claims.

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