Judge Declares Mistrial in Johnson & Johnson Talc Mesothelioma Trial

Talc Cancer Lawsuits

On Tuesday, California Judge, C. Edward Simpson, granted a mistrial in the first lawsuit to go to trial over claims that Johnson & Johnson’s popular talc-based hygiene products can cause mesothelioma, a deadly cancer generally linked to asbestos exposure. (Prior trials have concerned ovarian cancer.) The Judge declared a mistrial because witness testimony referenced ovarian…

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Another Talcum Powder Trial Underway in Missouri

Consumer Product Litigation

The trial of a Missouri woman, Gloria Ristesund, who contends that her ovarian cancer was caused by exposure to talcum powder is currently underway in the St. Louis Circuit Court. The parties delivered opening statements on April 12th. This is the second Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit to be heard before this court since…

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