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Oregon Jury Renders $260M Verdict for Plaintiff in Talc Trial

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Fourth Judicial District Circuit Court for Mulnomah County, Oregon (Portland)

In this matter, plaintiff Kyung Lee claimed that she developed mesothelioma from her use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder, which she alleges was contaminated with asbestos. After a multi-week trial, the jury determined that Johnson & Johnson was responsible for the plaintiff’s mesothelioma and awarded $200 million in compensatory damages and $60 million in punitive damages. The Asbestos Case Tracker will continue to monitor this matter for any post-judgment motions and appeals.