STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

New Multi-Plaintiff Talc-Based Powder Exposure Complaint Filed in New Mexico State Court

SANTA FE –– A new talc-based powder exposure complaint has been filed in New Mexico by several plaintiffs, all of whom allegedly developed ovarian tumors as a result of using Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower products.

In the May 12 complaint filed in the New Mexico First Judicial District, Santa Fe County, the plaintiffs said that as early as 1971, an electron microscopist found a correlation between talc use and ovarian cancer.

“The risk that talcum was a carcinogenic substance was known,” the complaint asserted, “or should have been known to the Johnson & Johnson Defendants for at least 40 ...

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