J&J Trial: “Medical and Scientific Certainty” that Talc Caused Cancer

Johnson & Johnson has known about cancer risks since the 1970s.
Johnson & Johnson has known about cancer risks since the 1970s.

A Harvard epidemiologist told a Missouri jury Monday that he has reached “medical and scientific certainty” that a woman’s daily use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products for four decades was the primary reason she developed ovarian tumors, according to Law360.

During the 10th day of the trial in St. Louis, plaintiff Lois Slemp called to the stand epidemiologist and gynecologist Dr. Daniel Cramer. Slemp’s is the fifth case over the alleged link between J&J’s talcum powder products and ovarian cancer to head to trial in the city. J&J’s talc supplier, Imerys Talc America Inc., is a co-defendant.

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Larry Bodine

Attorney Larry Bodine is Editor of Mass Tort Nexus, and the Editor of The National Trial Lawyers. He is the former Editor in Chief of Lawyers.com and the American Bar Association Journal. He is a cum laude graduate of both Seton Hall University Law School and Amherst College.

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