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Plaintiff's attorney asks for $28 million in damages in J&J mesothelioma trial

By John Sammon | Sep 14, 2018

LOS ANGELES – The attorney for Carolyn Weirick during closing arguments asked a jury for $28 million in damages for his client, alleging Johnson & Johnson acted fraudulently, finding asbestos in its baby powder but saying it’s not asbestos to protect its business profits.

Mineralogist for defendant: Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder has no asbestos

By John Sammon | Sep 9, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A lead scientist for Imerys Talc America Inc., the talc mining company that supplies Johnson & Johnson with the talc used in its baby powder, said testing showed no asbestos.

First defense witness claims talc powder not cause of woman’s mesothelioma

By John Sammon | Sep 6, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Plaintiffs concluded their witness testimony and the defense called their first witness on Wednesday, a Welsh pathologist who told a jury Carolyn Weirick did not acquire mesothelioma from using Johnson & Johnson baby powder.

Talc supplier email produced at trial promotes 'confusion' over asbestos definition

By John Sammon | Sep 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES – In the lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson for the baby powder a woman claims gave her the deadly disease mesothelioma, attorneys for the plaintiff on Tuesday produced an email in 2000 that indicated talc suppliers were trying to exploit confusion over a possible designation of talc as a “human carcinogen.”

Former Johnson & Johnson safety officer testifies in talc trial that company made safety a priority

By John Sammon | Aug 29, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A lay witness for Johnson & Johnson said Monday in a taped deposition filmed last April the company’s talc powder is clean of asbestos, refuting plaintiff Carolyn Weirick’s allegations that the company’s baby powder caused her to develop mesothelioma.

Researcher testifies in Johnson & Johnson trial that asbestos was found in baby powder bottle

By John Sammon | Aug 29, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A nationally known asbestos researcher on Aug. 24 told the attorney for plaintiff Carolyn Weirick that traces of the deadly mineral had been found in her bottle of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder.

Researcher in J&J talc trial explains path to fatal disease; Admits he has no knowledge of plaintiff's condition

By John Sammon | Aug 23, 2018

Trial coverage in the Los Angeles Superior Court is being streamed live courtesy of Courtroom View Network.

Trial opens accusing Johnson & Johnson talc powder of causing mesothelioma

By John Sammon | Aug 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES – During opening arguments on Aug. 20 in a lawsuit to determine if Johnson & Johnson baby powder caused plaintiff Carolyn Weirick to develop mesothelioma, a rare form of terminal cancer, her lawyer said the company tried to hide from the truth.

Man allegedly harmed by asbestos seeks damages from Owens-Illinois, others

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jun 15, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – A man alleges he has been injured as a result of asbestos exposure during his career with the U.S. Navy.

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