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Johnson & Johnson to pay $29 million in California baby powder cancer case

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America   The judge did not touch Johnson & Johnson and other companies

A woman who said her mesothelioma was caused by her regular use of Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder was awarded $24.4 million by a California jury, which also awarded $5 million to her spouse.

The verdict in favor of Teresa Leavitt and her spouse, Dean McElroy, came after a trial that started in January, CNN reported.

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the tissue that lines lungs and other organs.

The award is only to repay the couple for their loss. The jury did not award punitive damages designed to punish defendants from Johnson & Johnson and the other companies involved in making the talcum powder.

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