Returning a record setting and historic verdict, a St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay 22 plaintiffs with ovarian cancer a total of $4.69 billion dollars. The jury found the plaintiffs’ cancers were directly caused or contributed to be caused by talc products containing asbestos. The verdict followed a six-week jury trial in the 22nd Judicial Circuit of the State of Missouri with the Hon. Rex M. Burlison presiding. The verdict was the culmination of three and a half years of litigation centered on the safety of J&J talc products.