J&J cleared of liability in New Jersey talc case

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In the latest talc trial, a New Jersey jury decided Johnson & Johnson was not liable for causing a man's mesothelioma, according to CNBC. 

The man alleged the asbestos in J&J's talc-based products, including its baby powder, caused him to develop the cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure.

J&J is facing about 13,000 talc-related lawsuits nationwide. The drugmaker denies that its talc causes cancer, arguing tests revealed its talc is safe and asbestos-free.

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J&J said the ruling underscores the safety of its baby powder.

 

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