J&J 'Would Never Sell' Unsafe Talc, Rep Says In Ky. Trial

By Daniel Siegal (July 31, 2019, 12:04 AM EDT) -- A longtime former Johnson & Johnson toxicologist on Tuesday told a Kentucky jury that the company's talcum powder products were safe, before counsel for a family alleging those products gave a woman a fatal cancer questioned whether he'd given an accurate assessment of the company's internal documents discussing talc.

During the third week of the trial on claims brought by the family of the deceased Donna Ann Hayes, J&J put on the stand its official corporate representative John Hopkins, a former J&J toxicologist who worked at the company from 1976 to 2000 before founding a consulting business, which counts J&J as...

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