June 13, 2018 / 2:58 AM / 6 months ago

L.A. judge declares mistrial in J&J talc cancer case after plaintiff dies

A California judge on Monday granted a motion for mistrial filed by Johnson & Johnson following the death of a woman who had claimed her use of the company’s allegedly asbestos-tainted talc products gave her a form of cancer.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Stephen Moloney told the jury in a trial that began less than two weeks ago that 94-year-old’s Ilene Brick’s death changed the question of permissible damages and by law required him to declare a mistrial.

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