October 10, 2017 / 11:46 PM / 9 months ago

Mistrial in case claiming J&J talc products contained asbestos

A California judge on Tuesday declared a mistrial in a closely watched trial over claims Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder contained asbestos and caused a woman to develop mesothelioma.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge C. Edward Simpson declared the mistrial just days after jurors heard opening statements on Friday in a lawsuit brought by Tina Herford, who claimed she was exposed to asbestos from an early age by J&J’s talc products.

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