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Dismissal of $472 Million Verdict v. J&J is Disaster for Talc Plaintiffs

A ruling that throws out a plaintiff’s $417 million jury verdict against John & Johnson will affect many of the nearly 5,000 women who claim they developed ovarian cancer from J&J power containing talc, reports Reuters.

“The judge’s skepticism about causation will reverberate across the talc litigation in California because she’s overseeing all of the more than 800 suits by women who attribute their cancer to J&J powders that contained talc,” writes Alison Frankel. “Unless their lawyers can come up with better evidence than Echeverria – or unless scientific developments boost causation theories – Judge Nelson’s decision is ominous for plaintiffs and a boon for J&J and its subsidiary.”

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