STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report

Talcum Powder MDL PSC: Scientific Literature ‘Fully Supports’ Correlation Between Asbestos and Ovarian Cancer

NEWARK, N.J. –– The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee has opposed Johnson & Johnson’s motion to exclude the plaintiffs’ experts’ asbestos-related opinions, contending that both the scientific literature and internal documents establish the presence of asbestos in the mines and materials used for talcum powder products.

In a June 21 response and opposition brief filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the plaintiffs maintained that documents produced by both Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America Inc. show that the mines used by the defendants contained asbestos and fibrous talc.

The document was filed in anticipation ...

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