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HarrisMartin: Calif. Jury Reaches Defense Verdict for J&J in Asbestos Talc Case
November 16, 2017
LOS ANGELES — Jurors have reached a defense verdict in favor of Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America in what is believed to be the first asbestos-containing talcum powder product case to proceed to trial against the defendants, rejecting the plaintiff’s claims that she developed mesothelioma as a result of using Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower.
The California Superior Court for Los Angeles County jury reached the verdict just moments ago after a five-week trial and two days of deliberations.
Tina and Doug Herford argued that Tina developed malignant mesothelioma as a result of using the defendants’ asbestos-containing products. Tina ...