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Missouri appeals court overturns $55m J&J verdict

A $55 million verdict against the multinational pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson has been overturned by an appeals court in Missouri.

The 2016 verdict awarded South Dakota resident Gloria Ristesund $5 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages in relation to a claim that J&J’s talc-based products had caused her to develop ovarian cancer in 2016.

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