Cancer Survivor's Tissue Nearly Talc-Free, J&J Tells Jury

Law360, New York (February 14, 2017, 9:53 PM EST) -- Johnson & Johnson told a Missouri jury Tuesday that a cancer survivor who blames the company's talcum powder for her disease has pinpointed only one solitary talc particle in her ovarian tissue.

Plaintiff Nora Daniels' case is the first this year over the alleged link between Johnson & Johnson baby powder and ovarian cancer, coming after the pharmaceutical conglomerate was hit with verdicts totaling over $200 million last year. Supplier Imerys Talc America — formerly known as Luzenac and owned by mining colossus Rio Tinto from 1988 to 2011 — is also a defendant.

Johnson & Johnson's contention that there was only one piece of...

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