J&J Hid Talc Baby Powder Cancer Risks, Jury Told

Law360, Los Angeles (October 4, 2016, 6:59 PM EDT) -- A woman who developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder on her genitals urged a Missouri jury Tuesday to find J&J liable for her ailment, saying the company has known for years about the product's cancer link but would not warn consumers.

During opening arguments in St. Louis, Deborah Giannecchini's attorney R. Allen Smith Jr. of The Smith Law Firm said that J&J's internal documents showed that the company had written out "a question and answer" to prepare for questions from plaintiffs attorneys, and that another document suggested the company would be compared to the cigarette industry...

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