Defense Verdict in Talcum Powder Exposure Case

Steven W. Quattlebaum and Brittany S. Ford, along with Julia Romano from King & Spalding LLP, achieved a defense verdict in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a talcum powder asbestos exposure case held September 20-October 11, 2019, before the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles.  After deliberating roughly one day following a three-week trial, the jury rejected the plaintiff’s claim that his pleural mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs often associated with asbestos exposure, was caused by his use of Johnson’s Baby Powder.  Mr. Quattlebaum and Ms. Romano were named Legal Lions by LAW360 after the verdict.