Latest J&J Talc Trial Pits Co. Against 22 Women

Law360 (June 6, 2018, 9:30 PM EDT) -- Twenty-two women who say they got cancer from longtime use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder went to trial against the company Wednesday morning in St. Louis, saying J&J willfully ignored evidence that the powder, a daily ritual for millions, was riddled with asbestos.

Wednesday’s openings in St. Louis Circuit Court introduced the cases of 22 women from across the nation, six of whom have died. Their devotion to a powder they believed safe ultimately gave them cancer, each suit claims. Jurors are expected to hear from each victim or a surviving family member over the next few days.

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