J&J wins Calif. lawsuit claiming asbestos in talc caused cancer

Nov 16 (Reuters) - A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit by a woman who said she developed the cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in the company's talc-based products including J&J's Baby Powder.

The Los Angeles Superior Court jury's verdict came in the first trial centering on claims that J&J's talc products contained asbestos. J&J is separately battling thousands of cases claiming those products can cause ovarian cancer.

Reuters watched the verdict through Courtroom View Network, which broadcast it online. (Reporting by Nate Raymond in Boston; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)