J&J Was Alerted to Risk of Asbestos in Talc in ’70s, Unsealed Court Documents Show

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(Bloomberg News, September 22, 2017) Johnson & Johnson trained its employees to reassure anyone concerned about whether the company’s talcum powder contained asbestos that the cancer-causing substance “has never been found and it never will’’ in its iconic baby powder, according to an undated memo unsealed in a lawsuit against the drug-maker. But plaintiffs say […]

J&J, Woman Spar Over Science at Cancer Trial’s Close

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(LAW360 – August 17, 2017) A woman alleging Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products caused her terminal ovarian cancer attacked the company’s credibility during Wednesday’s closing arguments in the California trial, and J&J fired back that its opponent was misinterpreting scientific studies in her bid to win the case. During the fourth week of the […]

Ex-Harvard Doc Tells Jury Woman’s Ovaries Contained Talc

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(LAW360, August 3, 2017) A recently retired Harvard pathologist testifying on behalf of a woman alleging Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products gave her terminal ovarian cancer told a California jury Wednesday that he found numerous talc particles in the woman’s surgically removed ovarian tissue. During the second week of the trial in Los Angeles, […]

1st California Trial Over Alleged Ovarian Cancer Risks From Johnson & Johnson’s Talc Powder Begins

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July 28, 2017, Los Angeles – A closely watched and highly anticipated bellwether trial began Wednesday in California state court over the alleged ovarian cancer risks from Johnson & Johnson’s talc-containing hygiene products, in a case that could open up a new front in the sprawling litigation. Plaintiff Eva Echeverria’s case is the first ovarian […]

Key Talc Expert Defends Cancer Link Ahead Of Calif. Trial

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June 29, 2017, Law 360 — A toxicology expert who has repeatedly testified for women alleging they developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products on Tuesday explained her methodology to the California judge overseeing the state’s first talc trial. Toxicology and pharmacology expert Laura Plunkett defended her conclusion that talc causes […]