J&J Fails to Knock Out 16,000 Ovarian-Cancer Talc Lawsuits (1)

April 27, 2020, 10:22 PM

Johnson & Johnson must defend against thousands of lawsuits from women claiming the iconic Baby Powder caused their ovarian cancers after a judge found portions of the science underlying their allegations was valid.

U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson on Monday limited what some of the women’s expert witnesses could say at trial about the argument that asbestos in the company’s talc-based powders caused their cancers. But Wolfson didn’t reject their testimony completely, which would have wiped out more than 16,000 lawsuits gathered before her for pre-trial information exchanges and test trials.

“This is a win for all of the women ...

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