"We respect the legal process and reiterate that jury verdicts are not medical, scientific or regulatory conclusions about a product", J&J said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that lawyers for the woman had fundamentally failed to show its baby powder contained asbestos.
J&J says its products do not contain asbestos, and said it will appeal Wednesday's jury decision.
Last year, a Los Angeles jury awarded $25.7 million to a woman and a Missouri jury awarded $4.69 million to 22 women.
Most health-care companies performed well, but Johnson & Johnson struggled with claims that its talc baby powder contained the carcinogen asbestos.
J&J cited "serious procedural and evidentiary errors" in the course of the trial, but the company did not provide further details of the alleged errors.
The New Jersey-based company denies that its talc causes cancer, saying numerous studies and tests by regulators worldwide have shown that it is safe and asbestos-free. 'The internal J&J documents that the jury saw, once more laid bare the shocking truth of decades of cover- up, deception and concealment by J&J'. A company executive in the 1970s warned that J&J's talc mines might not be free of asbestos.
In December, documents came to light showing J&J anxious for decades that its baby powder might be laced with small amounts of asbestos, which can occur naturally underground near talc.
Asbestos is a term for a group of minerals often found near talc, which is widely used in cosmetics. He said the specific type of asbestos wasn't industrial grade, which would have indicated she was exposed to it on the job.
The investigations followed a Reuters report that claimed that J&J knew about the presence of asbestos traces in its products for the last 50 years and failed to disclose this to national regulators and customers. After the judge refused, that panel ordered J&J to pay a total of $27.5 million in damages to a woman who sued the company over her cancer.
A Mount Sinai researcher wrote in a company letter in 1971 that he had detected a "relatively small" amount of asbestos in the baby powder.