J&J Concealed Talc Cancer Risk, NJ Jury Hears In Closings

Law360 (October 10, 2018, 7:58 PM EDT) -- A woman who developed mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson baby powder urged a New Jersey jury during closing arguments Wednesday to find the company liable for her disease, saying J&J knowingly used talc powder laced with cancer-causing asbestos particles for decades and tried to hide it.

The arguments capped a four-week trial in the same New Brunswick courtroom where, just months earlier, another jury in a similar case awarded verdicts totaling $117 million in damages against J&J and its talc supplier.

Christopher Swett of Motley Rice LLC, representing plaintiffs Rosalind and Frederick Henry, told jurors during closing arguments that the...

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