Teary Plaintiff Tells Jury About Painful Cancer In J&J Talc Trial

Law360 (May 6, 2019, 9:48 PM EDT) -- A 61-year-old woman who says asbestos in talcum powder products made by Johnson & Johnson and Colgate-Palmolive caused her mesothelioma gave tearful testimony Monday to a California jury about her decades of talc use and the pain caused by her terminal cancer.

At the beginning of the third week of trial in Alameda County Superior Court, Patricia Schmitz told the Oakland jury about the multiple rounds of chemotherapy and immunotherapy she underwent to treat the mesothelioma, a cancer of the cells lining certain organs, in her case the lungs and heart. Her attorney Joseph Satterley of Kazan McClain Satterley & Greenwood...

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