J&J Cleared By Calif. Jury In Talc Cancer Retrial

By Cara Salvatore and Lauren Berg (October 9, 2019, 7:54 PM EDT) -- A California jury cleared Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday in a state court retrial of a woman's claims that J&J talc gave her mesothelioma.

A woman's claims that Johnson's baby powder caused her mesothelioma were rejected by a California jury on Wednesday. (Getty) The decision came after a five-week retrial on the claims of talcum powder user Carolyn Weirick and her wife Elvira Escudero, who told the jury J&J's baby powder had asbestos in it and the company knew it.

The jury rejected the couple's allegations and found that J&J's products did not contain a defect and did not fail to...

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