An alternate juror who sat through a lengthy talcum powder trial last month said there was a “definite need” for Johnson & Johnson to put a warning label on its baby powder, but she didn’t see enough evidence to convince her that the product caused the plaintiffs to get ovarian cancer.
“There’s enough there they definitely should have a warning. It should be required,” said Karen Smith, who said she served as an alternate juror in a trial in St. Louis, Missouri, that ended in a defense verdict. “Can I say it caused these women’s ovarian cancer?”
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