J&J Presses Expert On Talc Studies In Calif. Cancer Trial

Law360, Los Angeles (July 28, 2017, 10:00 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson on Friday cross-examined a toxicology expert for a woman alleging in a California jury trial that the company’s talcum powder products caused her ovarian cancer, asking if she was misinterpreting studies to support her opinion that talc is toxic and causes cancer.

During the second day of the trial in Los Angeles, plaintiff Eva Echeverria again called to the stand toxicologist and pharmacologist Laura Plunkett. During her direct examination, Plunkett had told the jury that based on her analysis of the scientific literature, she had concluded that talc is toxic and can cause ovarian cancer by entering a woman’s...

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