J&J Talc Educator Never Saw Asbestos Reports, Jury Hears

Law360, New Brunswick, N.J. (August 19, 2019, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A former Johnson & Johnson consumer educator took the word of company lawyers and researchers that its talcum powder was free of cancer-causing asbestos and relayed the same to customers, but she never examined any of the data that purportedly backed that information, a New Jersey jury heard Monday.

Launching the sixth week of testimony in a case brought by four people claiming J&J baby powder caused their mesothelioma, Nancy Musco said in video-recorded testimony that she relied on information relayed to her by colleagues that the talcum powder products never contained asbestos and “never will.” The testimony was shown to...

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