Curious Jury Gets Answers From Pathologist In J&J Talc Trial

Law360, Oakland, Calif. (January 16, 2019, 10:27 PM EST) -- A pathologist fielded questions in a California courtroom Wednesday from jurors considering whether Johnson & Johnson baby powder contained asbestos that caused a dying woman’s cancer, explaining that the asbestos amounts found in the woman’s lung tissue and lymph nodes were too high to have come from ambient air.

Dr. Jerrold Abraham said that the amount and size of the asbestos fibers found in plaintiff Teresa E. Leavitt’s lung tissue and lymph nodes means that they could not have originated from regular, cumulative exposure to asbestos in ambient air, effectively rejecting J&J's theory that her cancer wasn't caused by asbestos exposure...

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