NJ Judge Dismisses Two Cosmetic Talc Ovarian Cancer Suits

Finds expert testimony insufficient and “shallow”.

On September 2, 2016, a New Jersey Judge granted Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, Inc.’s motions to bar expert testimony in two lawsuits in which the plaintiffs each alleged that their ovarian cancer was caused by using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder. The Judge found many deficiencies in the testimony of the plaintiffs’ experts: “the most salient of which are the narrowness and shallowness of their scientific inquiries and the evidence upon which they rely.”  As a result, the judge dismissed both cases with prejudice. The plaintiffs were represented by Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C.  Carl v. Johnson & Johnson, No. ATL-L-6546-14 (NJ Super. Ct. Law Div., Atlantic County). Click here for more information.

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