J&J Talc Caused Atty's Fatal Mesothelioma, 2nd Jury Hears

Law360 (November 5, 2018, 10:28 PM EST) -- Counsel for a 30-year-old attorney killed by mesothelioma told a South Carolina jury hearing opening statements Monday after a prior jury deadlocked that the disease was caused by asbestos in Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products, but a J&J attorney countered that talc wasn't linked to her rare form of mesothelioma.   

During the start of the new trial before Darlington County Circuit Court Judge Jean Toal, Christopher Swett of Motley Rice LLC, representing Antoine Bostic and the estate of his late wife and law partner, Bertila Boyd-Bostic, told the jury that he was starting at the same place he started in kindergarten, in nearby...

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