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Talcum Powder Supplier Must Stand Trial

Judge Rules that Talc Supplier Must Stand Trial

July 6, 2017

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has tentatively ruled that Imerys Talc, a major miner and supplier of the talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder and baby powder products, must stand trial in an upcoming case concerning allegations that talc can cause ovarian cancer. The ruling stated that Imerys had reason to know that talc could cause cancer.

The plaintiff in the case is Eva Echeverria, who alleges that her prolonged use of Johnson & Johnson talc-based products as part of a feminine hygiene regimen was responsible for the terminal case of ovarian cancer from which she now suffers. Echeverria has been given six months to live.

The ruling stated that, because talc had been listed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a potential carcinogen, Imerys Talc was or should have been aware of talc’s potential hazards, and must therefore participate in the highly anticipated upcoming trial.

Johnson & Johnson has lost several large verdicts in talc trials in the state of Missouri. The upcoming trial in California stands to be one that sets a legal precedent. Talc cases are currently working their way through the courts in other states, as well.

The attorneys at are experts in handling talc lawsuits. If you or a loved one has contracted ovarian cancer as a result of prolonged exposure to talc, talcum powder, or baby powder, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation. Contact us for a free consultation today.

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