J&J Talc Caused Woman's Mesothelioma, Expert Tells Jury

Law360, Los Angeles (October 26, 2017, 10:25 PM EDT) -- A woman's use of Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products for decades was a substantial cause of her mesothelioma, an occupational medicine expert told a California jury on Thursday, testifying that her opinion is backed by her medical experience and testing showing asbestos in J&J's products.

During the sixth day of the trial in Pasadena, plaintiffs Tina Herford and Doug Herford called to the stand occupational physician Jacqueline Moline of the Feinstein Institute of Medical Research at Northwell Health to support their claim that J&J and its talc supplier Imerys Talc America Inc. are responsible for Tina Herford's mesothelioma, an asbestos-related...

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