J&J Exec Testifies FDA's Asbestos Finding Was Fluke

Law360 (December 18, 2019, 9:01 PM EST) -- A Johnson & Johnson executive told a Missouri jury Wednesday that the FDA’s finding of asbestos in its talc was due to contamination in the testing lab, saying “these things do happen” as it fights a woman’s claim that J&J baby powder gave her ovarian cancer.

During the second week of trial in St. Louis, J&J's vice president of women's health Dr. Susan Nicholson returned to the stand to be cross-examined by Allen Smith of The Smith Law Firm PLLC, attorney for plaintiff Vickie Forrest, who is alleging that J&J's baby powder causes cancer itself and also contains the carcinogen asbestos....

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