A woman who alleged that Johnson & Johnson products containing talcum powder were linked to her mesothelioma was awarded millions by a jury in the US, Reuters reported Wednesday.
The verdict follows a nine-week trial that began shortly after the start of the year.
The jury, in a Superior Court in Oakland, found that the company’s products were defective and that Johnson & Johnson knew this, but did not warn its consumers.
Johnson & Johnson told Gizmodo in a statement that it plans to appeal the ruling, claiming that its baby powder “does not contain asbestos or cause cancer.”
“We respect the legal process and reiterate that jury verdicts are not medical, scientific or regulatory conclusions about a product,” the company said by email.
“Decades of tests by independent, non-litigation driven experts and institutions repeatedly confirm that Johnson’s Baby Powder does not contain asbestos or cause cancer.