J&J, Woman Spar Over Science At Cancer Trial's Close

Law360, Los Angeles (August 16, 2017, 11:09 PM EDT) -- A woman alleging Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products caused her terminal ovarian cancer attacked the company's credibility during Wednesday's closing arguments in the California trial, and J&J fired back that its opponent was misinterpreting scientific studies in her bid to win the case.

During the fourth week of the trial in Los Angeles, Allen Smith of The Smith Law Firm, representing plaintiff Eva Echeverria, told the jury during his closing argument that J&J's Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower had caused his client's cancer, and that the company had refused to place a warning on its products that could...

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