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Talc Samples Will Run Out!

Johnson & Johnson says Talc Samples Are Limited

August 29, 2017
Lawyers for Johnson & Johnson, the giant medial products company that is currently embroiled in a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) case over the allegedly carcinogenic nature of its talcum powder and baby powder products, have informed the judge overseeing the sprawling case that “historical” samples of the talc used in its products will soon run out if plaintiffs continue to request them for analysis.

The declaration comes on the heels of a dozen upcoming requests for the samples from women who, as plaintiffs in the MDL, have stated that they are entitled to submit the samples to analysis to determine the allegedly carcinogenic nature of the talc in them.

The plaintiffs have not yet formally requested the samples, but have indicated that they will do so soon.

JJ& insists that it is not trying to deny plaintiffs access to the samples, but is instead asking the court to determine a fair method for their distribution, in light of their limited quantities.

Plaintiffs have responded by saying that there is no reason why the samples would be destroyed in the testing process.

About 2000 suits in the MDL accuse Johnson & Johnson of knowingly manufacturing, marketing, and selling a dangerous product. Numerous clinical studies have linked the longtime application of talc as a feminine hygiene product to ovarian cancer.

The company has recently lost four of five talc lawsuits in Missouri; in those, it was ordered to pay out more than $300 million in damages. More recently, Johnson & Johnson lost a record-setting case in California, in which it was ordered to pay $417 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

If you’re a longtime user of talcum powder or baby powder, and have developed ovarian cancer, you may be entitled to be part of this lawsuit. Contact the expert attorneys at so we can help you with your case.

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