Jury Asked To Punish 'Reprehensible' J&J In Talc Cancer Row

Law360, Los Angeles (May 3, 2017, 10:00 PM EDT) -- Counsel for a woman who allegedly developed ovarian tumors after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products on Wednesday urged a Missouri jury during closing arguments to impose a punitive damages award large enough to force the $70 billion company to finally warn consumers about the dangers of talc.

During the 17th day of the fifth trial over an alleged link between talcum powder products and ovarian cancer in St. Louis, Allen Smith of The Smith Law Firm, representing plaintiff Lois Slemp, started off his closing argument by echoing for the jury his opening statement that J&J and co-defendant talc supplier...

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