After deliberating for nearly 2 days, the 12 member jury sided with Teresa E. Leavitt, finding that Johnson’s Baby Powder contained asbestos and was a substantial factor in causing her cancer. The jury found that J&J and onetime talc supplier Cyprus Mines Corp. both bore portions of responsibility.
The jury unanimously determined that J&J failed to adequately warn of a potential cancer risk with the powder. All but one juror said J&J intentionally withheld facts germane to the safety of the product. They unanimously found Leavitt would have acted differently had she known those facts. And a comfortable majority said the powder’s “failure to perform safely” was a “substantial factor” in Leavitt’s mesothelioma.
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The ruling marks the second costly setback for healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson, which still faces a tsunami of litigation more than 1,300 lawsuits high alleging claims of cancer from its talcum powder products.
J&J said it would appeal, citing “serious procedural and evidentiary errors” in the course of the trial, saying lawyers for the woman had failed to show its baby powder contains asbestos.
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