Bertila Boyd-Bostic was looking forward to starting a family once she and her husband, Antoine Bostic, both graduates of Mercer University School of Law in Georgia, had built their own law firm, Bostic & Boyd, in Columbia, South Carolina. But in 2016, she was diagnosed with mesothelioma and, on Oct. 29, died at age 30.

Her husband is now part of a trial against Johnson & Johnson, claiming Boyd-Bostic’s lifetime use of its baby powder caused her to get one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

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