STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Imerys Talc Opposes Plaintiff Request to Perform Destructive Testing on Tissue Samples

TRENTON, N.J. –– Imerys Talc America Co. has opposed a talc-based powder plaintiff’s request to perform destructive testing on tissue samples, saying that allowing such testing would be prejudicial and unacceptable.

In a May 10 letter written to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the talc defendant did find an alternative proposal by the plaintiff acceptable, however, and opined that the court should compel the hospital at which the plaintiff received her treatment to produce tissue blocks for non-destructive testing.

Plaintiff James Chakalos asserted the claims on behalf of his wife, Janice Chakalos. In his complaint, ...

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Plaintiff Letter
Imerys Talc Letter

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