Johnson & Johnson Asbestos Claims Continue: California Man Alleges Baby Powder Led to Rare Cancer

A California man, Emory Hernandez Valadez, claims he developed a rare form of cancer due to exposure to asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s (NYSE: JNJ) talc-based baby powder.

Lawyers for Valadez are urging a jury to order Johnson & Johnson to pay heavy punitive damages, citing the company’s conduct as negligent and “despicable.”

Attorney Joseph Satterley, representing Valadez, stated that a careful corporation wouldn’t sell a product that allows carcinogens to be applied to babies.

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