Talc Use Causes Ovarian Cancer, Calif. Jury Told

Law360, Los Angeles (August 4, 2017, 10:30 PM EDT) -- A woman alleging Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products caused her terminal ovarian cancer on Friday called a Canadian epidemiology expert to bolster her case by telling a California jury that scientific studies show women who use talcum powder have increased rates of ovarian cancer.

At the close of the second week of the trial in Los Angeles, plaintiff Eva Echeverria called to the stand epidemiologist Jack Siemiatycki of the University of Montreal and McGill University to testify about his past work studying the causes of ovarian cancer, and his opinions about the scientific literature on connections between talc use on...

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