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J&J And Colgate Face Latest Talc Trial Together In Calif.

Law360 (April 22, 2019, 10:17 PM EDT) -- Asbestos hidden for decades in talcum powder products made by Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive gave a 61-year-old woman mesothelioma, leaving her only months to live, her attorney told a California jury Monday on the first day of trial. 

In Alameda County Superior Court, Joseph Satterley of Kazan McClain Satterley & Greenwood told the Oakland jury and Judge Frank Roesch that his client, Patricia Schmitz, will likely not live past this summer and that what will kill her is a "needless cancer, easily preventable."

Satterley said that J&J's Johnson's Baby Powder and Colgate-Palmolive's Cashmere Bouquet have secretly contained asbestos for years.

"And I...

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