STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Talcum Powder MDL PSC: Scientific Literature ‘Fully Supports’ Correlation Between Asbestos and Ovarian Cancer
June 27, 2019
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 ...