June 8, 2018 / 12:13 AM / 2 months ago

Jury told J&J used 'rigged testing' in multi-plaintiff talc cancer trial

Preeminent Texas-based plaintiffs’ lawyer Mark Lanier told a St. Louis, Missouri, jury on Thursday that Johnson & Johnson used “rigged” methods to test its talcum powder, preventing the company from finding asbestos fibers that contaminated its talc products and allegedly caused ovarian cancer in 22 women.

Questioning his own expert, Bill Longo, a microscopist specializing in asbestos analysis, Lanier suggested J&J’s search for asbestos fibers in its talc products had been inadequate.

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