Mistrial Declared after Jury Fails to Reach Verdict in Johnson and Johnson Cancer Suit

A South Carolina judge had no choice but to declare a mistrial in Bostic v. 3M Co., a suit brought against Johnson & Johnson by the husband of Bertila Boyd-Bostic after Boyd-Bostic died from mesothelioma. After her death, Boyd-Bostic’s husband filed the suit against 3M and Johnson & Johnson alleging the talc powder in Boyd-Bostic’s favorite baby powder made by J&J contained trace amounts of asbestos, a mineral linked to mesothelioma. Read what will happen next here.