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Scientists See No Solution As Talc Cases Test The System

Law360, Los Angeles (November 17, 2017, 1:57 PM EST) -- Cases alleging talcum powder causes ovarian cancer have exploded in recent years, with thousands of plaintiffs filing suit in hope of following the massive multimillion dollar verdicts against Johnson & Johnson in Missouri and California, but these claims carry no water in other courts, and experts researching the issue are divided on which side the science supports.

Plaintiffs have seen juries tilt their way several times in Missouri and earlier this year saw the same in California, where the first jury in the state to hear a talc-ovarian cancer case hit J&J with a $417 million verdict. But the science linking...

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