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J&J Talc Jury Verdict – $260 million – Oregon state court trial

  • June 5, 2024
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J&J must pay $260 million in latest talc trial, Oregon jury says

Juries continue to answer the question, does talc cause cancer, in the affirmative. The relationship between talc, baby powder, and cancer has been hard fought for years. Studies link talc, baby powder, and cancer. See here. Courts have admitted evidence linking cancer to talc and baby powder. See for example:

The link has race implications, potential disparate impact. See, e.g., https://aacrjournals.org/cebp/article/25/10/1411/70688/Association-between-Body-Powder-Use-and-Ovarian

 

Not all, but several juries have found talc causes cancer, including ovarian cancer.

https://www.reuters.com/legal/jj-must-pay-260-million-latest-talc-trial-oregon-jury-says-2024-06-04/

 

Each case is different, past results do not assure similar future results.