Asbestos In J&J's Talc Caused Woman's Illness, Jury Told

Law360, Los Angeles (October 6, 2017, 10:45 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson has concealed the fact that its talcum powder products contain asbestos for nearly a century, an attorney for a woman alleging she developed mesothelioma after decades of using J&J’s products told a California jury during Friday opening statements.

During the first day of the trial in Pasadena, California, Chris Panatier of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett PC, representing plaintiffs Tina Herford and Douglas Herford, told the jury that J&J’s internal documents revealed that starting at the beginning of the 20th century, when it began selling the product, up until the 1970s, the company had “dozens and dozens” of pieces of...

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