J&J Knew Talc Had Cancer-Causing Asbestos, NJ Jury Told
Law360, New Brunswick, N.J. (February 25, 2019, 7:53 PM EST) -- Johnson & Johnson knew its talcum powder contained traces of cancer-causing asbestos, yet still kept it on store shelves in order to maintain the product's $70 million business in the United States, a New Jersey jury was told Monday.
During opening arguments in Ricardo Rimondi's case against the pharmaceutical giant, an attorney for the mesothelioma patient said the multibillion-dollar company used "rigged" asbestos-detection tests and lobbyists in order to manipulate regulators and protect its "golden egg" product, Johnson's Baby Powder. Rimondi, his five sons and other family members were among those gathered in the New Brunswick courtroom of Middlesex County Superior...
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