Expert Tells NJ Jury He Found Asbestos In J&J Talc

By Daniel Siegal (February 20, 2018, 9:31 PM EST) -- An electron microscopist told New Jersey jurors Tuesday that he found asbestos in more than half of the 32 samples of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products he had examined during a trial over the mesothelioma a man says he developed as a result of his using J&J's products.

At the outset of the trial's fourth week, plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III called to the stand materials science and electron microscopy expert William Longo to support his claim that J&J is responsible for his mesothelioma, an asbestos-related lung cancer. Under examination by Lanzo attorney Joseph Satterley of Kazan McClain Satterley & Greenwood,...

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