September 18, 2018 / 9:41 PM / 7 months ago

Imerys settles talc asbestos suit as trial against J&J heads to the jury

A supplier of talc to Johnson & Johnson on Monday agreed to a last-minute settlement just as a case alleging asbestos-contaminated talc products, including J&J’s baby powder, gave a California woman cancer went before a jury.

Imerys Talc America had been a codefendant with J&J in a lawsuit brought by 59-year-old Carolyn Weirick in Los Angeles Superior Court. It is the sixth U.S. trial over allegations that J&J talc products cause mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer frequently linked to asbestos exposure.

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