J&J Hid Talc Cancer Risk To Save Image, Calif. Jury Told

Law360, Los Angeles (July 26, 2017, 10:20 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson hid the dangers of talcum powder to preserve its corporate image, counsel for a woman alleging J&J’s products gave her terminal ovarian cancer said during Wednesday’s opening statements in the much-anticipated first California jury trial over the J&J products.

Allen R. Smith of The Smith Law Firm, representing plaintiff Eva Echeverria, began his opening statement to the Los Angeles jury by echoing an argument he’s used while winning high-dollar verdicts in talcum powder cases in St. Louis — that J&J refused to place a warning label on its Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products because it cared...

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