Talc Is Toxic, Expert Says In First Calif. J&J Cancer Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (July 27, 2017, 9:32 PM EDT) -- A pharmacology and toxicology expert called by a woman alleging her ovarian cancer was caused by Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products testified Thursday that talc is toxic and causes cancer, during the first California jury trial over the J&J products.

During the afternoon of the second day of the trial in Los Angeles, plaintiff Eva Echeverria called to the stand toxicologist and pharmacologist Laura Plunkett, who has provided testimony for the plaintiffs in multiple trials over the alleged link between J&J and ovarian cancer in St. Louis, where juries have hit J&J with several high-dollar verdicts, and whose opinion J&J unsuccessfully...

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