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Calif. Jury Reaches Defense Verdict in Asbestos Cosmetic Talcum Powder Case Against J&J

EUREKA, Calif. –– A California jury has reached a defense verdict at the conclusion of a trial in which a woman contended that she developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos fibers in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products.

The California Superior Court for Eureka County jury reached the verdict on Nov. 14 after a seven-week trial, according to published reports.

Plaintiff Carla Allen asserted the claims, arguing that her use of the products caused her to develop mesothelioma.

Johnson & Johnson argued at trial that years of research and testing has shown that its talc ...

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