Clyde & Co. Atty Describes Cancer's Shadow In J&J Talc Trial

Law360, Oakland, Calif. (February 19, 2019, 10:39 PM EST) -- A Clyde & Co. attorney took the stand Tuesday to deliver emotional testimony in a California trial over claims that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder contained asbestos that caused his wife's cancer, telling jurors she struggles with fears that she'll die before their two teenage daughters graduate high school.

During trial in Oakland, California, Dean J. Mcelroy recalled that before his wife, plaintiff Teresa Leavitt, was diagnosed with cancer in 2017, she was an extroverted person, who complemented his reserved, quiet demeanor.

“Terry saved me from a life of loneliness,” Mcelroy said through tears. “She’s very outgoing. She’s the life of...

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