J&J ordered to pay California woman $40M in latest talc case, law firm says
A California woman suffering from mesothelioma prevailed in a talc trial against Johnson & Johnson, following six days of jury deliberation that ended Friday when the jury awarded her $40M in damages, law firm Simon Greenstone Panatier announced in a statement. The firm explained, "Nancy Cabibi, 71, of Hasuer, Idaho, and her husband Phil sued Johnson & Johnson, makers of Johnson's Baby Powder, following her pleural mesothelioma diagnosis in 2017. Since then, Mrs. Cabibi has undergone a variety of medical procedures including radical surgical intervention, chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy. Testing of her body tissue showed the presence of tremolite and anthophyllite asbestos, known contaminants of Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, both of which were manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and both of which Mrs. Cabibi used. The jury in the case found Johnson's Baby Powder defective because it contained asbestos. It also found the powder caused Mrs. Cabibi's mesothelioma, which is an invariably fatal form of cancer."