J&J Rep Pressed On Internal Tests In Talc Cancer Trial

Law360 (February 27, 2019, 11:28 PM EST) -- Counsel for a man alleging in a New Jersey trial that Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder gave him mesothelioma questioned a longtime company toxicologist Wednesday about decades-old internal documents that the attorney says appear to show testing found small amounts of "asbestos minerals" in J&J's talc.

During the third day of the trial in New Brunswick, plaintiff Ricardo Rimondi called to the stand J&J's corporate representative John Hopkins as an adverse witness as he tries to prove that the multibillion-dollar company hid the presence of cancer-causing asbestos in its products.

Hopkins, a former J&J toxicologist who worked at the company from...

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