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No Verdict Reached in J&J Baby Powder Case

J&J Jury Asks Judge to Slap Cancer Warning on Baby Powder

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A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial in a case against Johnson & Johnson alleging that exposure to asbestos in its Johnson’s Baby Powder caused a woman’s fatal cancer.

Jurors in Darlington County state court were unable to reach a unanimous decision on Friday in the case brought by the husband of Bertila Boyd-Bostic, according to Judge Jean Toal. The judge said she didn’t know when a retrial would take place.