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Jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $ 29 million in cancer trial



 Johnson & Johnson's Johnson's baby powder is displayed on a shelf on July 13, 2018 in San Francisco, Calif.

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Johnson & Johnson's Johnson & Johnson bottles are displayed on a shelf on July 13, 2018 in San Francisco, Calif.

A California jury on Wednesday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $ 29 million to a woman who claimed that asbestos in its talcum powder products, including Johnson's Baby Powder, caused her mesothelioma, the latest defeat for the healthcare conglomerate, which is facing thousands of similar lawsuits.

J & J denies allegations that its talc causes cancer, saying numerous studies and tests by regulators worldwide have shown that its talc is safe and asbestos-free.

The New Jersey-based company is likely to appeal the verdict, which was made in California's Superior Court in Oakland.
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