A California jury on Wednesday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company’s talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer, the company said.
The jury in Humboldt County Superior Court in Eureka, California rejected claims by Carla Allen who said that her mesothelioma, a tissue cancer closely linked to asbestos exposure, was caused by the company’s talc products, including Johnson’s Baby Powder.
J & J denies the allegations that decades of scientific testing and regulatory approvals show that his speech is safe and asbestos-free.
In the case, plaintiffs claim that J & J knows asbestos fibers in cosmetic talc and has hidden risks associated with products.
New Brunswick is faced with nearly 11,700 US talk cases, according to the October law of a New Jersey-based company. Over 9,700 of these cases included ovarian cancer claims and showed recent applications in the New Jersey federal court, where most of the cases were consolidated.
The remaining plaintiffs claimed that J & J had asbestos in his speech and developed mesothelioma.
J & J said on Wednesday it was satisfied with the jury’s decision in the Allen case.
Kullanıl While deeply sympathizing with anyone suffering from any type of cancer, the science and facts show that the disease is not due to the use of our talc-based products, Şirket he said.
The California jury reached a verdict following a seven-week jury case, the court showed the records, but more details were not immediately available.
The lawyers for Allen did not immediately respond to the comment request.
J & J has been struggling with talk cancer cases for several years, but the case has changed in recent months to include claims of asbestos contamination.
Plaintiffs claim that asbestos fibers in the products cause both ovarian cancer and mesothelioma.
To date, J & J has been free of responsibility in three cases of mesothelioma. He lost two cases of mesothelioma in New Jersey and California, and the judges paid a total of $ 142 million in compensation. Both cases are on appeal.
Four additional mesothelioma cases resulted in a jistrial because the jurors did not reach a decision or the plaintiff died.
In July, an Missouri jury hit J & J with a massive $ 4.69 billion arbitration in the first attempt, claiming that 22 women had caused asbestos contamination leading to ovarian cancer. This decision is also under appeal.
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