Man awarded $37M after claim Johnson & Johnson powder gave him cancer

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A New Jersey couple has been awarded millions of dollars in a lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson. (KTRK)

A New Jersey couple has been awarded $37 million in a lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson over its talcum powder.

In the suit, Stephen Lanzo alleged he developed mesothelioma, a type of cancer, after using the powder for more than 30 years.

Lanzo will be awarded $30 million. His wife will receive $7 million in damages.

Thousands of people have sued the company alleging the powder caused various cancers.

Johnson and Johnson said it is disappointed by the jury's decision.
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