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J&J involved in litigation and appeals regarding talc powder

Does talcum powder cause cancer? Many people believe it does, and it seems the California courts agree, at least in some cases. Product manufacturing mogul Johnson & Johnson has been involved in litigation and appeals for some time now regarding lawsuits filed against the company seeking legal accountability for injuries related to cancers that consumers say they contracted after using its talc products. A recent court award in this state is said to have been larger than all other lawsuits filed against J&J for talc-related injuries to date.

In addition to the recent $400 million awarded by a California jury, J&J must contend with nearly 5,000 more lawsuits on file. The company has come out fighting, saying it adamantly denies any sort of link between its talc products and cancer. In fact, it's appealing cases where third party testimony suggested as much, saying such testimony was conjecture and not scientifically based.

In the most recent case, a 63-year-old woman told the court she suffered ovarian cancer after using J&J's baby powder products all her life. A product defense attorney commenting on that particular case said the evidence against the talc manufacturer was definitely compelling. Before the California ruling, the only other verdicts have been handed down in Missouri.

Some say the fact a California court has ruled for the plaintiffs against J&J and its talc products is a sure sign the company's in for more litigation and appeals trouble. Not every resident of the state will be going up against a major product manufacturing company; however, any serious injury caused by manufacturing negligence is grounds for seeking restitution in court. An experienced product liability attorney is a great asset to have when preparing to file a claim.

Source: Reuters, "Massive California verdict expands J&J's talc battlefield", Tina Bellon, Aug. 22, 2017

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